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