[R-SIG-Mac] Re: Relocatable R installation?

James Wettenhall wettenhall at wehi.edu.au
Wed Jul 7 12:50:11 CEST 2004


Thanks very much for your reply.

To further clarify one thing, the relocatable R installation 
issue is certainly not important for the end user, but is more 
an issue for me in practising building and installing a 
customized wizard without having sufficient installation 
privileges.  I have had great success doing this on Windows, 
without ever being able to write to the Windows Registry (for 
LOCAL_MACHINE, only CURRENT_USER), and without being able to 
write to C:\Program Files\ or C:\WINNT.  

I do understand the multiple Tcl/Tk issue for MacOS X.  My 
impression is that Aqua Tcl/Tk has the nicest binary 
installation wizards at the moment (which is natural because it 
is 'native'), but for now, X11 seems to work more reliably with 
R, which is why I was thinking of an X11 binary Tcl/Tk bundled 
with R for Mac in the way binary Tcl/Tk is bundled with R for 
Windows.  (Then I'd be quite happy for it to be replaced by 
Aqua Tcl/Tk in the future.)  But I'll read over your email 
again, and give it some more thought.


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