[R-SIG-Mac] X11?

Jan de Leeuw deleeuw at stat.ucla.edu
Mon Oct 10 21:13:31 CEST 2005

If you are on Tiger, reinstall X11 from installation disk. Otherwise
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On Oct 10, 2005, at 11:57 , Parlamis Franklin wrote:

> I installed R from binaries, using R-2.1.1.dmg.  I also installed
> R.app 1.12 but I cannot recall where I got it from (I assume it was
> in the aforementioned binary, because I do not recall building
> anything from sources).
> When I open R.app and run a source("~/somefile") command to read in
> code from a source file, I get the following warning:
>          Warning message:
>          unable to load shared library '/Library/Frameworks/
> R.framework/Resources/modules/R_X11.so':
>            dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/modules/
> R_X11.so, 6): Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.6.dylib
>            Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/
> modules/R_X11.so
>            Reason: image not found
> I also get this message when attempting to run other commands.  The
> file "R_X11.so" is on my system, but the file "libSM.6.dylib" is not.
> although there are plenty of other files, including one called
> "libSM.a", in the referenced folder.
> I think I may have installed xCode after the R installation, and I do
> not recall ever installing the X11 server from xCode or the fortran
> compiler often referenced in the documentation, for that matter.
> I have tried reading through the Wiki, but much of it refers to the
> source build, and it is not clear to me what steps are handled for me
> in the binary distribution and what I still need to do.
> Any advice would be appreciated.
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