[R] R-2.6.0 - packages installation through a proxy - not working

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 16:32:13 CEST 2007

On 10/16/07, Rainer M. Krug <Rainer at krugs.de> wrote:
> I always change the variables in the terminal window before I start R, i.e.
> export http_proxy=SERVER:3128
> export ftp_proxy=SERVER:3128
> and then start R - I did it this morning, and it worked.

I always start up Gentoo with these variables set system wide:

localhost m1_1sem # env | grep -i proxy

However, R seems to ignore them. I always had to put the necessary
variables in Renviron. I have just tried your method, but it also
failed. I double-checked the proxy server name, so I doubt the problem
is there.

There must be something else that blocks R from accessing the Internet.


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