[R-SIG-Mac] building R from source

Rafael Irizarry ririzarr at jhsph.edu
Tue Feb 13 02:57:33 CET 2007

Stefano, This worked. Here is exactly what I did:

1) Upgraded Xcode tools to 2.4.1 from 

2) Installed the R 2.4.1 binaries from CRAN (i downloaded the dmg) and 
followed the default install.

3) I installed gfortan by downloading this 
and typing this:
sudo tar -xvzf gfortran-intel-bin.tar.gz -C /
as described here:

4) Downloaded the R 2.4.1 tar.gz file, untared, made a dir to store the 
files, and used this configure and make:

./configure --prefix=/Users/ririzarr/src/R-2.4.1 --with-blas='-framework 
vecLib' CC=/usr/local/gcc4.0/bin/gcc F77=/usr/local/bin/gfortran


R now works and so does ssh and everything else.

Thank again,

stefano iacus wrote:
> My latest try is to use apple gcc which comes with latest Developer 
> Tools and fortran from hpc.sourceforge.net
> stefano
> On 11/feb/07, at 19:09, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>> On 2/11/2007 12:02 PM, Rafael Irizarry wrote:
>>> Hi!
>>> I need to build R from source on my intel macbook pro. i am wondering if
>>> there is a consensus on what gcc and fortan to use.
>>> Ive read the FAQ and various posts but there does not seem to be a
>>> specific rec.
>>> I am looking for a specific rec because sometime ago I successfully
>>> installed R by using the gcc and gfortran described here
>>> http://hpc.sourceforge.net/ but I think this caused problems later.
>>> After the install, I had various weird issues that  other macbook pro
>>> users i knew did not have. One of the problems was that ssh seg faulted
>>> after the 10.4.8. upgrade. The only difference I could find between me
>>> and others was the aforementioned install. After two days of trying to
>>> fix the seg fault I gave up and re-installed the operating system. ssh
>>> is working again after reproducing everything i did before except for
>>> the gcc/gfortran install.
>>> Any recs will be greatly appreciated.
>> This page
>> http://r.research.att.com/
>> gives detailed recommendations.  They worked for me last year.
>> Duncan Murdoch
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