[Rd] Installation problem of R.app GUI 1.15 for R 2.3.0 (PR#8828)

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Tue May 2 20:43:25 CEST 2006


On May 2, 2006, at 12:34 PM, dupan at northwestern.edu wrote:

> I just downloaded the latest R2.3.0 for Mac. When I tried to  
> install R.app GUI 1.15, it told me "You cannot install R GUI for  
> Mac OS X on this volume. Requires Mac OS X 10.4.4 or higher." But  
> actually I am using Mac OS X 10.4.6, which is higher than 10.4.4.  
> Is there anyone knows what the problem is? BTW, all other packages  
> were installed smoothly. Thanks a lot!

Indeed there is a bug in that PackageMaker that causes the individual  
installer for Packages/R-GUI.pkg to fail (SpecType should be plist  
not bundle). Please use the regular R package instead (R.mpkg) - that  
should work.

FWIW: If R.app is all you want, you may in fact just get it from the  
nightly page ( http://R.research.att.com ), because as it appears it  
has an important bug fix:


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