[R-SIG-Mac] Building R with png and jpeg support

Seth Falcon sfalcon at fhcrc.org
Thu Sep 29 21:14:14 CEST 2005

On 29 Sep 2005, cdamundsen at gmail.com wrote:
> I tried it. If I run an xterm and from its prompt execute
> "capabilities()" | R --slave jpeg and png are true. If I leave X
> running and then try it from a terminal.app window they are
> false. Is there any way to get them to be true without executing
> from inside an xterm? I ask because my overall plan is to run R from
> Python via the rpy module where it's all happening in a CGI. In that
> situation running from inside an xterm isn't possible.

Compare the environment you have in terminal.app with what you have in
an X11 xterm.  You can use the env command, for example.  There may be
other pieces, but I think you need /usr/X11R6/bin in your PATH.

+ seth

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