[R-SIG-Mac] Re: [Ggobi-help] building ggobi on OS X: gtk+/xfree86 problem

George Ostrouchov ostrouchovg at ornl.gov
Tue Mar 15 21:35:01 CET 2005

The "fink install gtk+" script gives me two choices for xfree86: install 
a Fink version or keep the Panther version and tell Fink. Can anyone 
comment on their experience of which is better with RGgobi and any other 
R packages?


George Ostrouchov wrote:

> While using instructions in 
> http://ggobi.hadley.textdriven.com/downloads/osx.html, everything 
> seemed to go smoothly until near the end of the "fink install gtk+" 
> step. It seems to run into conflict with a previous xfree86 
> installation. The tail end of the installation output is included 
> below. Any suggestions of what to do next?
> This installation is on a new Power Mac G5.
> Thanks,
> George
> . . .
> Unpacking xfree86 (from .../xfree86_4.3.99.16-2_darwin-powerpc.deb) ...
> WARNING: if you compile X11 applications against this XFree86 release,
> you will *not* be able to run them if you decide to revert to Apple's
> X11 provided with Panther.
> You have an existing X11 installation in /usr/X11R6 and/or /etc/X11.
> This package refuses to overwrite these. Remove them, then tell Fink to
> install xfree86 again. (The package won't be recompiled.) If you want
> to keep your X11 installation, install system-xfree86 resp.  
> system-xtools
> instead to make this known to Fink's package system.
> Press Return to continue.

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