[R] help with installing R packages on Mac : these packages are downloaded but not compiled

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Mar 24 01:52:29 CET 2022

Mac specific issues generally belong on the R-sig-mac list, not here(I
of course don't know whether this is Mac specific or not. Folks on the
Mac list presumably would).

Bert Gunter

"The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
and sticking things into it."
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On Wed, Mar 23, 2022 at 5:41 PM Bogdan Tanasa <tanasa using gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would appreciate to have your prompt help please on the following issue :
> I am the process of installing R and R packages on MacOS Monterrey.
> The packages are downloaded but not compiled and are not installed, as
> shown below.
>  I would appreciate any help that you can offer please. Thank you.
> > install.packages("tidyverse", dependencies=T)
> Installing package into
> ‘/Users/btanasa/Library/R/x86_64/4.1/library’(as ‘lib’ is unspecified)
> trying URL 'https://cran.rstudio.com/bin/macosx/contrib/4.1/tidyverse_1.3.1.tgz'
> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 421072 bytes (411
> KB)==================================================
> downloaded 411 KB
> The downloaded binary packages are in
>     /var/folders/j1/vfxkcdz51l945jpfb2vplcsw47dvp9/T//RtmpYudPdW/downloaded_packages>
> > > library("tidyverse")
> Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘tidyverse’:
>  .onLoad failed in loadNamespace() for 'broom', details:
>   call: loadNamespace(x)
>   error: there is no package called ‘backports’
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