[ESS] ESS, install.packages() in R, and Windows

Henric Nilsson henric.nilsson at statisticon.se
Mon Dec 19 13:19:47 CET 2005

Dear list,

I'm using Emacs (CVS 2005-12-14), ESS 5.2.11 and R 2.2.0 under
Windows 2000.

If I do a `install.packages()', `packageStatus()' or something similar
that spawns a window, the process just hangs. However, if I've
"initialized" R first by e.g. `chooseCRANmirror(graphics = FALSE)' or
`plot(0, 0)' everything works nicely.

Is this a well-known problem, or is it just me? I've browsed through the
ESS manual and the archived ESS-bugs postings, but came up empty-handed.


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