[ESS] ess-remote and help

Mathieu Basille basille at ase-research.org
Tue Apr 24 15:06:51 CEST 2012

Indeed, same problem here (emacs 23.2, ESS 5.14 under Debian Squeeze). My 
usual (lazy) approach is to quickly open a local R, and check for the help 
in this one. But admittedly, that would be nice to have a help system 
working smoothly through ssh!


Le 23/04/2012 22:41, Ali Tofigh a écrit :
> To report back on my problems: yes, with tramp i got everything
> working. i only had to make sure that options(pager="cat") was set. it
> took a while though to get tramp working on my particular setup with
> our servers.
> I still think that it might be worthwhile for a devloper to look into
> the original issue as to why such a straightforward issue doesn't
> work. it seems to me like there must be a bug somewhere and probably
> affecting more ppl than just me.
> but thank you for helping to resolve my issue.
> best
> /ali
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 10:23, Rodney Sparapani<rsparapa at mcw.edu>  wrote:
>> Ali Tofigh wrote:
>>> I'm using the latest version of emacs for mac (23.4.1) and ess (12.04)
>>> using the all-in-one installation file by Vincent Goulet (from the
>>> link on the ess website).
>>> I cannot get ess-remote to work with help files. I do the following:
>>> M-x ssh (to remote server)
>>> R (start R on the remote server)
>>> M-x ess-remote
>>> r (to choose the dialect)
>>> which results in this single line being executed:
>>> options(STERM='iESS', str.dendrogram.last ="'")
>>> now if I just type 'help()' followed by RET I get a message:
>>> "ESS process not ready. Finish your command before trying again."
>>> The same message appears if I do C-c C-v. Does anyone have an idea on
>>> how i can debug this issue?
>>> /ali
>> Have you seen this thread
>> <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.emacs.ess.general/5655>?
>> It might give you a workaround.
>> Rodney
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