[R-SIG-Mac] GUI package installer has bug since install.packages works

David Airey david.airey at vanderbilt.edu
Sun Sep 10 17:22:07 CEST 2006

A few days ago I sent an email in which I said I could not install or  
update binary packages using the R.app GUI. While this remains true,  
I can install packages in R.app using the command "install.packages 

So there seems to be a bug in the latest version of R.app for the  
package installer GUI.

Using a completely new installation of R does not fix this issue.

I'm using the latest OS X install.


> I think this came up recently, but I've deleted my email.
> I cannot install compiled packages. I get this error using R  
> Version 1.16 (3198):
> trying URL 'http://www.biometrics.mtu.edu/CRAN/bin/macosx/powerpc/ 
> contrib/2.3/qtl_1.03-14.tgz'
> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 864112 bytes
> opened URL
> ==================================================
> downloaded 843Kb
> Error in sprintf(gettext(fmt, domain = domain), ...) :
> 	argument is missing, with no default
> tar: ~/Library/R/library/file4431b782: Cannot chdir: No such file  
> or directory
> tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
> gzip: stdout: Broken pipe
> >

David C. Airey, Ph.D.
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