[R-SIG-Mac] Re: Binary packages on CRAN

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Tue Jan 11 15:44:36 CET 2005

Le Mardi, 11 janv 2005, 09:52:27 Paul DeBruicker <pdebruic at gmail.com> a 
écrit :
>> Follow up:
>> This message did mean trouble, as installation was incomplete.
>> Downloading the source package and installing from local files did not
>> work either. I think I have not installed the Developer's CD on this
>> old Mac. I'm not sure I'd be able to in the short term since I'm on
>> sabbatical and did not bring all my CD's with me.
>> Sincerely,
>> Denis Chabot
> The developer tools can be download from http://connect.apple.com/  It
> does require a free registration and the December 2002 Tools (which
> work under 10.2, XCode does not) are a 301.2MB download when you click
> on "Download Software" and then "Developer Tools" and scroll to the
> bottom of the page.
> Good luck,
> Paul
Thank you Paul.

I did find my Developer's CD and installed it. I could not install 
Hmisc. I noticed that when installing the developper's cd, many items 
were "updates". Maybe this CD only works if you still have the 
developer's stuff from OS X 10.1? I downloaded from the link you have 
given, and this appears to duplicate what I had on CD. I decided to 
install it anyway, and again I noticed that most items were "updates". 
After installation was finished, I launched R and tried to install 
Hmisc from source on CRAN. I got the same message as before:

Warning message:
Installation of package Hmisc had non-zero exit status in: 
install.packages(ui.pkgs, CRAN = getOption(where), contriburl = 

So maybe I don't have everything that is required on my HD, because not 
much "compiling" was done: the Hmisc folder has only 3 items 
(DESCRIPTION, libs (empty folder) and Meta (folder containing only 
package.rds). The version compiled on my iMac running Panther has a lot 
more, 8 folders plus 3 items (CONTENTS, INDEX and DESCRIPTION). 
Unfortunately, that version does not work under Jaguar on my PB.

So I'm stuck, I guess I'll go home to produce my summary statistics on 
my iMac :-)


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