[R-SIG-Mac] Installing packages from .gz files

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Wed Dec 13 01:02:00 CET 2006

You need to install the following
1) The developer tools from the Tiger DVD. You have a bunch of  
options regarding what to install - for now I would just select  
everything unless you are low on space
2) Install the tools from the CRAN binary of R. You do that by  
downloading the binary and starting to install R as usual. Under the  
installation process you can at one time choose "customize". A window  
pops up allowing you to select amongst others Gcc-4.0.3 and a Tcltk  
framework. Select everything.

That should give you make as well as a C compiler.


On Dec 12, 2006, at 3:13 PM, Tim Cole wrote:

> Thanks to Paul Roebuck and Walton A. Green, I now realise it is a
> Source Package not a Binary Package, and I install the .tar.gz file,
> but I still get this error when I Install:
> WARNING: ignoring environment value of R_HOME
> * Installing *source* package 'gamlss' ...
> ** libs
> ** arch - ppc
> ** Removing
> '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.4/Resources/library/ 
> gamlss'
> ** Restoring previous
> '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.4/Resources/library/ 
> gamlss'
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/SHLIB: line 1: make:
> command not found
> chmod:
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.4/Resources/library/ 
> gamlss/libs/ppc/*:
> No such file or directory
> ERROR: compilation failed for package 'gamlss'
> This happens with the package installer or from the command line, and
> authenticating makes no difference. Why is the make command not found?
> Tim
> At 16:23 +0000 11/12/06, Tim Cole wrote:
>> I've been given an updated version of the gamlss package as a
>> .tar.gz file, but I'm struggling to install it with the package
>> installer. I specify Local Binary Package at the top, but when I
>> Install and select the file I get errors whichever of the three
>> possible files I point to - the .tar.gz file or .tar file or the
>> gamlss folder. What am I doing wrong?
>> The .gz file error is:
>> Error in gzfile(file, "r") : unable to open connection
>> In addition: Warning message:
>> cannot open compressed file 'gamlss_1.4-6.tar.gz/DESCRIPTION'
>> Thanks,
>> Tim Cole
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