[R-SIG-Mac] Problem updating packages in R 2.1.0

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Sat May 7 19:42:58 CEST 2005

Hi Michael,

Again, this is a consequence of picking up outdated libraries.
Stefano, Simon and I ran into this one (libintl) about a month ago.
libintl got introduced earlier on (with gettext) but is no longer  

For others on this mailing list, I would like to emphasize once more
that to build R and R.app on Tiger, with Xcode and X11 installed,
nothing is needed from either /usr/local or /sw **except ** gfortran as
indicated in the 1st item on the Wiki  ( http://wiki.urbanek.info/ 
index.cgi?TigeR ).

The only 2 other installs in /usr/local I've done are svn (to work on  
and graphviz (2.2.1 in my case, for Rgraphviz).

To install/update source packages, make the changes outlined in the
2nd item on the TigeR Wiki.

*If* you can live with such a clean version of /usr/local, building R  
R.app on Tiger is a breeze.


On May 7, 2005, at 2:02 AM, Michael.Martin at anu.edu.au wrote:

> I have managed to compile R 2.1.0 on Tiger (with much thanks to all
> on this list and Simon's Wiki), and so now I have a working R. My
> initial problem at compile was the libjpeg/libpng/libtiff problem
> described on the Wiki, and even applying the versioning fix listed
> there didn't help. In the end, the fix that allowed a successful
> compile was to explicitly include -L/System/.../ImageIO/Resources
> as the first LDFLAG (removing things from /usr/local/lib and /sw/lib
> broke other things, like pdftex - and, yes, it would be better to
> clean up entirely, but compiling R has turned into the job of the
> week). Now, when I update packages from source I get another problem;
> e.g. updating foreign and then trying to load the library gave this
> error:
> Error in dyn.load(x, as.logical(local), as.logical(now)) :
>         unable to load shared library '/Library/Frameworks/ 
> R.framework/Resources
> /library/foreign/libs/foreign.so':
>   dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library/foreign/ 
> libs/foreign.
> so, 6): Symbol not found: _libintl_dgettext
>   Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/ 
> library/foreign/lib
> s/foreign.so
>   Expected in: flat namespace
> Error: .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'foreign'
> Error: package/namespace load failed for 'foreign'
> Sad to say I am at a loss to understand what the problem is (except  
> that
> R can't find the referenced symbol in the .so file and I suppose  
> doesn't
> know where else to look). Any ideas/fixes would be very much  
> appreciated!
> Cheers,
> Michael.
> Michael Martin
> School of Finance and Applied Statistics
> Australian National University
> michael.martin at anu.edu.au
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