[R-SIG-Mac] [R-SIG Question] Starting R on System Startup
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Fri Nov 21 18:00:25 CET 2008
On Nov 21, 2008, at 11:42 AM, brendan veeneman wrote:
> Hi R people,
> I have a Mac OSX server (it's basically a very fast desktop) running
> R that I'd like to set to run automatically on system reboots. I
> tried using the system startup items as I had with other
> applications, but for whatever reason R wouldn't take.
> Interestingly, it sent the standard booting information ("Welcome to
> R",etc) to the system console, though by the time I could check the
> process list it was never running.
Out of curiosity, by "system startup items" do you mean the System
Preferences > Accounts > YOU > Login Items, or something else?
> Do any of you administrate R on OSX? I've heard some things about a
> new mac startup interface called launchd - does this work for R? I
> know StartupItems is deprecated but I figured I'd check if it was
> possible in launchd before trying it. I've searched online for this
> information for a couple weeks but couldn't find it (for some
> reason, googling the letter R and the word startup or boot wasn't
> very fruitful), so I turn to you. If the answer to this question is
> RTFM, I don't know where to access that information, so help pages
> would definitely be appreciated too.
> As a corollary to this, I should also be able to require and run
> Rserve from the R startup files too, right?
I'm not exactly sure what's going south with your setup, but have you
stumbled on Lingon?:
It's a GUI for creating/editing launchd config files. I haven't
actually tried it, but it looks pretty self explanatory and might
help. You have several options to choose from when making your new
launchd config, but I suspect you can best decide what options are best.
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