[ESS] install.packages() fails on Windows 7; can't choose CRAN mirror
pauljohn32 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 22:33:42 CEST 2010
Can you try install.packages on Windows 7 to see if you hit this same trouble?
On a Win 7 system we have the newest Emacs / ESS from Prof Goulet's
website. ESS is version 5.10.
We run into a problem similar to the "File Chooser" panel won't work
problem that existed in older ESS. Remember when R would ask you to
choose a working directory and it would not let you pick one? Now a
similar happens, but it won't pop up a menu chooser. When we run
install.packages("xyz"), the *R* window stops saying select CRAN
mirror, nothing ever pops up to let us choose a site.
Emacs appears "stuck". We have to open the ordinary Rgui and run
Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas
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