[R-SIG-Mac] Crash when closing R-GUI

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Fri Aug 18 01:51:58 CEST 2006

This did happen on my system a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if it is  
the same issue.
Does it ask you if it should save the workspace?

Would you mind sending me your plist ( i.e. ~/Library/Preferences/ 
Or you could rename/delete it and see if the crash still happens.


On Aug 17, 2006, at 3:05 PM, mcohen at mail.la.utexas.edu wrote:

> When I try to close R and the R-GUI by clicking either the little  
> red Aqua
> button on the left or the "light switch" button on the right, R  
> crashes, giving
> this message:
>  *** caught bus error ***
> address 0x0, cause 'invalid alignment'
> Possible actions:
> 1: abort (with core dump)
> 2: normal R exit
> 3: exit R without saving workspace
> 4: exit R saving workspace
> Typing q() causes no problems at all.
> This happens with both the R-2.3.1.dmg on CRAN and the newest  
> stable builds of R
> and R-GUI at R.research.att.com.
> I'm running a iMac G5 with 10.4.7.  I've only noticed this behavior  
> since R
> 2.3.1.  That said, I only started occasionally using the R-GUI  
> again since
> 2.3.1.  I'm thinking I must be a problem local to my system, given  
> that no one
> else has mentioned it and it seems like something someone would  
> have noticed
> were it more widespread.  But I can't figure out what could be  
> wrong with my
> system, and I'm not even sure how to begin troubleshooting.  Any  
> suggestions
> would be greatly appreciated.
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