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

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Fri Aug 18 03:31:32 CEST 2006


Good. In your plist save.on.exit was indeed set to NO which gave some  
problems on
my system as well.

I do have a version with the 'save.on.exit' feature added to the  
startup pref panel. It also
makes sure the history is saved properly if yes or no is selected.

I'll commit it asap (would like to try it on a few other machines).


On Aug 17, 2006, at 6:05 PM, Matthew Cohen wrote

> ...
> Deleting the plist appears to have fixed the problem.
> ...
> Matt

On Aug 17, 2006, at 4:51 PM, Rob J Goedman wrote:

> 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/ 
> org.R-project.R.plist)?
> Or you could rename/delete it and see if the crash still happens.
> Rob
> 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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