[R-SIG-Mac] upgrade to 2.6 removes 2.5?
jnmaloof at ucdavis.edu
Fri Mar 21 06:24:03 CET 2008
The curious thing is that installing (earlier releases) of 2.6 on other machines did not cause their 2.5 directories to be removed (and I did not delete the installation Receipts). Maybe this behavior changed between 2.6.0 and 2.6.2?
William Revelle wrote:
>> I just upgraded from R2.5 to R2.6.2 . When I went to use the 2.6
>> package installer "Select packages from..." function (i.e. clicking on
>> the magnifying glass) I found that 2.5 was not listed. A little
>> poking around revealed that my 2.5 installation was gone
>> (/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.5 no longer exista). It
>> was there the last time my "locate" database was updated, and I used
>> 2.5 this morning. Has anybody else seen this?
> R for Mac FAQ 1.4 says
> "Mac OS X also keeps an installation receipt if an application was
> installed using the Apple Installer. These receipts are usually kept in
> /Library/Receipts and Apple's Installer decides based on the receipt
> whether a program will be installed or upgraded. If you do not want to
> perform an upgrade (e.g. if you want to keep multiple R versions in
> parallel), you will have to remove the corresponding receipt(s).
> Depending on the OS X version rm -rf /Library/Receipts/R-* may work. The
> exact details are system-dependent, please see the corrensponding
> documentation by Apple."
> What this means is that if you want to use the previous packages, you
> need to go to the Library/Receipts and drag the R (something) receipt
> to the trash. In this case, you will get a new installation but your old
> one is still there. In particular, the old libraries are there and can
> be dragged to the new installation.
> A useful add on is to download the Rswitch GUI from the development Mac
> page at http://r.research.att.com/. Then, when you download a new
> version (after trashing the receipt to make sure that you keep the old
> version) you can choose which version to use.
>> Julin Maloof
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>> University of California, Davis
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