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

stefano iacus stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Tue Jan 11 16:59:41 CET 2005

A step-by-step guide to build R and hence the packages can be found on 
http://www.economia.unimi.it/R or in the FAQ of R for Mac OS X.

To understand what's really failing try, to download the Hmisc package 
from source on your HD.
then from the shell type

On Jan 11, 2005, at 3:44 PM, 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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