[R-SIG-Mac] Tcl/Tk Package issue on Leopard
mckellercran at gmail.com
Tue Feb 26 19:59:27 CET 2008
Actually, X11 was being called to pop up a window to ask which
repository (mirror) we wanted to use. Had we just used the following
syntax to install snow, it would have worked:
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Matthew Keller <mckellercran at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We were having a similar problem with tcltk in trying to install the
> snow package in 64bit R (details below).
> We fixed the problem by creating a link from /usr/X11R6 to
> /usr/local/X11R7 (ln -s /usr/X11R6 /usr/local/X11R7). That was enough
> to enable the libtk8.4 to load, but we're still not sure if it has
> created a fully functional snow.
> Jeff & Matt
> > install.packages("snow",type='source')
> --- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... Error in dyn.load(file, ...) :
> unable to load shared library
> 10): Library not loaded: /usr/local/X11R7/lib/libX11.6.dylib
> Referenced from: /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.dylib
> Reason: no suitable image found. Did find:
> /usr/local/X11R7/lib/libX11.6.dylib: mach-o, but wrong architecture
> Error: .onLoad failed in 'loadNamespace' for 'tcltk'
> R version 2.6.2 alpha (2008-01-29 r44238)
> attached base packages:
>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Simon Urbanek
> <simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> > Bill,
> > when you check, you'll find that the Tcl/Tk package pre-dates Leopard
> > quite substantially. The 64-bit part is supplied only as an
> > experimental "goodie" for those wishing to use local Xorg client on
> > either Tiger or Leopard. You're more than welcome to compile your
> > version of Tcl/Tk that uses Leopard's own X11
> > (further comments inline)
> > Cheers,
> > Simon
> > On Feb 25, 2008, at 10:30 PM, Bill Northcott wrote:
> > > It seems the Tcl/Tk package included in the current 2.6.2 universal
> > > package has an issue on 64 bit capable hardware.
> > >
> > > The included 64 bit architectures in the Tk binaries are linked
> > > against the Xorg version of X11 installed in /use/local. While this
> > > is necessary for Tiger, it seems unnecessary for Leopard which has 4
> > > way fat X11 libraries.
> > >
> > > To make matters worse,
> > Ok, next time I'll just refrain from trying to be helpful and remove
> > 64-bit experimental binaries to not make things "worse".
> > > this does not seem to be mentioned on the R for
> > > MacOS X developers web page or in the read me for the main R installer
> > > metapackage. The only place I can find the need for the Xorg
> > > installation mentioned is in the readme for the tcl/tk package which
> > > most people won't get to read.
> > >
> > > Any attempt to run fat executables which use /usr/local/lib/
> > > tk8.4.dylib on a 64 bit capable Mac fail with a baffling error if Xorg
> > > X11 is not installed.
> > >
> > > [pmg5bn:~] billn% /usr/local/bin/wish8.4
> > > dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/local/X11R7/lib/libX11.6.dylib
> > > Referenced from: /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.dylib
> > > Reason: image not found
> > > Trace/BPT trap
> > >
> > > this baffled me because
> > > [pmg5bn:~] billn% otool -L /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.dylib
> > > /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.dylib:
> > > /usr/local/lib/libtk8.4.dylib (compatibility version 8.4.0, current
> > > version 8.4.14)
> > > /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current
> > > version 88.3.3)
> > > /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.6.dylib (compatibility version 6.2.0, current
> > > version 6.2.0)
> > > /usr/lib/libgcc_s.1.dylib (compatibility version 1.0.0, current
> > > version 1.0.0)
> > >
> > > does not appear to be linked against anything in /usr/local/X11R7
> > >
> > Try "man otool" ... (hint: look for the -arch flag).
> > > Would it be possible to do different builds for Tiger and Leopard?
> > > For Tiger, the need for Xorg X11 needs to be documented, while for
> > > Leopard, it would be better not used.
> > >
> > Possible, yes. But apparently it seems safer to just remove 64-bit
> > from all R binaries to avoid problems.
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> Matthew C Keller
> Asst. Professor of Psychology
> University of Colorado at Boulder
Matthew C Keller
Asst. Professor of Psychology
University of Colorado at Boulder
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