[Rd] [R-SIG-Mac] R-3.1.1 - R CMD INSTALL problem

Roger Koenker rkoenker at illinois.edu
Fri Jul 25 17:25:29 CEST 2014

FWIW when I installed R-devel  a week or so ago, I had to also install gfortran-4.8.2-darwin13.tar.bz2 from 


well "had to"  is perhaps too strong, but I was seeing complaints about not running 4.8 and they went away
after this install.


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On Jul 25, 2014, at 8:14 AM, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:

> Eduardo,
> 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).
> Cheers,
> Simon
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