[R-SIG-Mac] package installation question

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Wed Aug 24 16:26:46 CEST 2005

On 24 Aug 2005, pdmmac at mcmaster.ca wrote:

> I selected a file called DRUtils_1.0.tar.gz as a Local Source File
> in the Package Installer and got this result:
> * Installing *source* package 'DRUtils' ...
> ** libs
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/SHLIB: line 1: make:
> command not found npackage installation failed ERROR: compilation
> failed for package 'DRUtils'
> What is it I am missing? Thanks for any suggestions!

In order to be able to install an arbitrary source package (*.tar.gz)
you need to installl additional tools on your mac.  See the osx faq.
Basically, you need to setup your machine to build R from source.  If
you can do that, then you can build source packages.

The alternative is to stick with binary macosx packages (*.tgz).

+ seth

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