[R-SIG-Mac] Reminder: Please test the 2.9.0 beta/rc binaries!

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat Apr 11 05:31:34 CEST 2009

On Apr 10, 2009, at 10:49 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> On Apr 10, 2009, at 9:38 PM, David Winsemius wrote:
>> On Apr 10, 2009, at 7:29 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>> On 10/04/2009 7:06 PM, David Winsemius wrote:
>>>> On Apr 10, 2009, at 6:12 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>>>> David,
>>>>> On Apr 10, 2009, at 5:55 PM, David Winsemius wrote:
>>>>>> I downloaded the Leopard 64 bit pkg: R-2.9-beta-48309.pkg
>>>>>> It installed without apparent error. I want to retain version  
>>>>>> 2.8.1  so I checked to make sure the receipt had been deleted.
>>>>> The receipts are now superseded in Leopard by an internal  
>>>>> database  which is controlled by pkgutil, so you have to use  
>>>>> pkgutil --forget  instead.
>>>> I forgot to mention that I also tried that strategem at a bash  
>>>> prompt  after reading the MacOSX FAQ and was given the response  
>>>> the no such  program could be found.
>>>> bash: pkutil: command not found
>>> That looks like a copy/paste error, but the question is, when?   
>>> Did you try to run pkgutil and miscopy the error message, or did  
>>> the error happen earlier?
>> WTF?
>> I (thrice)  1) tried the command earlier and got that message, and  
>> 2) more recently correctly copied the error message when I ran it,  
>> and  3) now tried  pkgutil --forget R-Framework.pkg. Warnes said it  
>> was dpkgutil (or pkgutil), you say it is pkgutil. All three have  
>> unfavorable results. Screen-scrapes of the last two attached:
> It is pkgutil as in my e-mail [thanks @ Gregg - I didn't notice the  
> typo in the ReadMe]. The name to forget is definitely not R- 
> Framework.pkg because it is supposed to be ID of the package, but it  
> depends how you installed the first R. If you used the Leopard  
> installer then it's
> pkgutil --forget org.r-project.R.Leopard.fw.pkg
> To see a list of installed packages, use
> pkgutil --pkgs
> Usually you only have to forget the framework, the GUIs install in  
> the same location, so you have to move them aside in either case.

Among other things, I see these after:
> pkgutil --pkgs

So if I want to install 2.9 alongside with the GUI for 2.9 what should  
I do? My guess based on the foregoing would be use pgkutil --forget  
twice: once for the R pkg and onece for the GUI sot that I can keep  
both 2.8 and 2.9. I am assuming that the GUI's can get separate names  
and would be installed in /Applications/


David Winsemius, MD
Heritage Laboratories
West Hartford, CT

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