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

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Tue Jan 11 19:51:45 CET 2005


Whenever packages do not install properly on my system, I tend to check  
2 items.

The 1st item is the 00LOCK directory created in the install directory.  
 From your
emails, that does not seem to be the case. If the 00LOCK directory is  
present, I
remove it:

Resources/library rob$ ls -lia 00LOCK
total 0
8595945 drwxr-xr-x    3 rob   admin    102 11 Jan 10:24 .
7251315 drwxrwxr-x  562 root  admin  19108 11 Jan 10:24 ..
8088115 drwxr-xr-x   17 root  admin    578 16 Nov 04:25 survival

Resources/library rob$ sudo rm -rf 00LOCK/

On very long installs (e.g. update.packages() with many 'y' answers), I  
do see the 00LOCK
problem occuring several times. Haven't figured out why this is  
happening, e.g. in my last
update run, why in case of survival it does not remove the 00LOCK  
directory, but for dse1 or
StatDataML and many others it does.

The 2nd item is the ownership of R.css in the install directory. If it  
is root:

Resources/library rob$ ls -lia R.css
8521485 -rw-r--r--  1 root  admin  608 11 Jan 10:23 R.css

I change it:

sudo chown rob R.css

I believe this issue can generate the warning message you mentioned. In  
this example
I am user 'rob' and in the 'admin' group.

Installing Hmisc from source does trigger 7 or 8 compilations or so.

All of this on 10.3.7 with R-2.0.1 and typically the latest R.app from  

Hope this helps,

On Jan 11, 2005, at 6:44 AM, Denis Chabot wrote:

> Hi,
> 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 =
> 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 :-)
> Denis
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