A quick followup. From the console, if I specify the repository in the
install.packages command, it works fine. If it is not specified and
tries to find the default setting, it hangs....it doesn't even ask to
choose the repos.
Support Staff5 Posted by Joe Cheng on 03 Mar, 2011 04:14 PM
Gotcha. This is a proxy bug that we are aware of and have a bug
report filed for. In the meantime, sorry for the inconvenience! I
think if you set the repos option in R manually in your .Rprofile
or something then at least you can do install.packages without
specifying the repos each time.