[R-SIG-Mac] Building R to use quartz devices from the command line

Matthew Cohen owlofminerva at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Jan 17 23:15:12 CET 2006

With some very kind help from Jan, I have built R such that it can  
utilize quartz devices from the command line on my iMac G5 (running  
OS 10.4.4).  My understanding is that I cannot use the R.app anymore,  
but that's a trade-off I can live with for now.

My problem is that I cannot seem to get the same thing to work on my  
iBook G3 (also running 10.4.4).  Building and installing seems to  
work just fine, but upon running the program and using the  
install.packages() command, the Aqua tcltk device opens and runs long  
enough for me to choose a CRAN mirror, but then crashes soon  
afterwards (crashing R as well), and returning the message  
"Segmentation fault".  I haven't had a chance to mess around with  
this build too much, but everything else I've tried seems to work  
fine.  I can even open and use a quartz device, which is (so far as I  
can tell) completely interactive.

Here's the configure command I used:

	\ --with-blas='-framework vecLib'
	\ --with-lapack
	\ --with-tcl-config=/System/Library/Frameworks/Tcl.framework/ 
	\ --with-tk-config=/System/Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/tkConfig.sh

Any ideas what I might have done wrong?  Also, I realize I might need  
to reproduce the crash in debug mode in order to isolate the problem,  
but how is this done?  Also, should I post the crash log?



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