[R] problem installing packages with compiled-from-source R.app on Mac OS X - Tiger
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 14 21:13:17 CEST 2005
You need to use R-patched, nowadays 2.1.1 beta, not the released R 2.1.0.
As far as I know it is fixed there.
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Constantinos Antoniou wrote:
> Hello all,
> This may be aimed for r-devel, but I encountered this as an R-user
> and not an R-developer so I start here (having said that, please
> direct me to R-devel if you think this is appropriate. I am not cross-
> posting, as I believe this is bad netiquette).
> I am a recent, but extremely happy R-user (especially after getting
> my own copy of MASS 2002). My adventures started when I wanted to use
> Rpy to use R also from within python. I compiled R (2.1.0) after
> configuring it as follows:
> ./configure --enable-R-shlib --with-blas='-framework vecLib' --with-
> lapack --with-aqua
> where --enable-R-shlib is required by Rpy.
> I then compiled Rpy-0.4.2.1 and I was able to call R from within
> python. So far so good...
> I then -naively- tried to start R.app. After less than a bounce on
> the dock... it would not start. [Sorry, I do not remember what
> problem was showing up in the console...]
> So, I figured I had to also compile R.app. I got the code via:
> svn co https://svn.r-project.org/R-packages/trunk/Mac-GUI Mac-
> GUI (executed this command yesterday)
> and compiled it as per the instructions... And R.app launches just fine.
> Now, the issue comes when I try to install a(ny) package (via the GUI
> package installer of R.app). I then get the following message:
> "Package installation failed. Package installation was not
> successful. Please see the R console for details"
> And the R console says:
> "Error in install.packages(c("dyn"), lib = "/Library/Frameworks/
> R.framework/Resources/library", :
> couldn't find function ".install.macbinary""
> I see that this has been encountered before and resolved (at least
> Prof. Ripley saw what was wrong) as per the following thread:
> But I am not sure what needs to be done on my part so that I am not
> affected from it.
> > str(.Platform)
> List of 6
> $ OS.type : chr "unix"
> $ file.sep : chr "/"
> $ dynlib.ext: chr ".so"
> $ GUI : chr "X11"
> $ endian : chr "big"
> $ pkgType : chr "source"
> > R.version.string
>  "R version 2.1.0, 2005-04-18"
> gcc version 4.0.0
> [Please let me know what other information may be relevant]
> Thanking you in advance,
> Constantinos Antoniou, Ph.D.
> Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering
> National Technical University of Athens
> 5, Iroon Polytechniou str. GR-15773, Athens, Greece
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