[R-SIG-Mac] Problem installing 64-bit R on Mac OS

Corey Sparks corey.sparks at UTSA.EDU
Tue Jan 13 22:28:58 CET 2009


Thank you very much, I subsequently found your "how-to" site
and was able to build my 64-bit version quite easily.
Thanks again,

Corey Sparks
Assistant Professor
Department of Demography and Organization Studies
University of Texas at San Antonio
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
210 458 6858
corey.sparks at utsa.edu

On Jan 13, 2009, at 3:22 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2009, at 2:04 PM, Corey Sparks wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> Please forgive the basic nature of this question.  I have looked  
>> for help on the list but have not been able to solve my problem.
>> I am trying to install the 64-bit version of R 2.8.1 on my machine,  
>> it is an iMac with the following configuration
>> Model Name:	iMac
>> Model Identifier:	iMac8,1
>> Processor Name:	Intel Core 2 Duo
>> Processor Speed:	2.66 GHz
>> Number Of Processors:	1
>> Total Number Of Cores:	2
>> L2 Cache:	6 MB
>> Memory:	4 GB
>> Bus Speed:	1.07 GHz
>> Boot ROM Version:	IM81.00C1.B00
>> SMC Version:	1.29f1
>> I am using the instructions on how to install the 64 bit build from:
>> http://www.matthewckeller.com/html/64_bit_r_on_mac.html
> As noted on this list several times - please don't follow those  
> instructions, unfortunately they are not quite correct. The  
> canonical source of information is CRAN and the R for Mac  
> Developers' Page (the latter has correct instructions). If you have  
> questions beyond that, please ask on this list first. Follow 3rd  
> party instructions at your own peril.
>> I installed the R-2.8.1.dmg file from CRAN, then downloaded the 64  
>> bit nightly build for Leopard from
>> http://r.research.att.com
>> I then replaced the R.Framework folder on my machine with the one  
>> generated from the nightly build.
>> However, when I try to run the 64 bit version from the terminal  
>> using:
>> R --arch=x86_64
>> I get
>> /usr/bin/R: line 206: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/etc/ 
>> x86_64/ldpaths: No such file or directory
> You were in the wrong place at the wrong time ;). The network setup  
> was changed on Monday and the nightly build didn't run 64-bit builds  
> because of that. I have fixed the issue and re-started the build, so  
> the full builds should be available shortly (you'll see that its  
> safe if the "Date" fields of Leopard builds shows this afternoon or  
> later (e.g. Jan 13 16:00 or later)). Thanks for reporting this.
> Just to repeat the instructions - please use
> curl -s http://r.research.att.com/R-2.8-branch-leopard-universal.tar.gz 
>  | sudo tar fvxz - -C /
> and then pick the desired R GUIs from
> http://r.research.att.com/
> Cheers,
> Simon

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