[Rd] R-3.1.1 - R CMD INSTALL problem

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri Jul 25 15:14:18 CEST 2014


On Jul 24, 2014, at 8:37 PM, Eduardo M. A. M.Mendes <emammendes at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello
> I have recently upgraded R to the newest version.  Unfortunately my old (fortran and C) R-package cannot be installed anymore (was built before R 3.0.0: please re-install it). 
> I have tried R CMD INSTALL package_name but I noticed that R-3.1.1-binary-mac requests gcc-4.8.2 and specific locations for the libraries (gcc and gfortran).  

No, it doesn't. You must be using some other binary that the official CRAN one (http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx )
Our binaries only use standard Apple compilers (from Xcode - in recent OS X versions you can use xcode-select --install on the command line to install) plus a GNU Fortran that you can download from CRAN.

> Can someone point me to the documentation on how to install  gcc as R requires, please?
> Please note that I have used "brew install gcc" on another mac and soft linked all the necessary libraries so that gcc-4.9.1 can be used as 4.8 (as R requires). However I would like a clean installation.

I you use brew, then you're on your own and you should refer to their support. Our builds do not require brew (or any other 3rd party build system).


PS: Please note that R-SIG-Mac is the proper mailing list for Mac-specific questions.

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