engrav at u.washington.edu
Wed Jul 15 17:33:03 CEST 2009
I have a Mac PowerBook with 10.4.11 that did not have R on it but it did
have X11 1.1.3 - Free86 4.4.0 but no Xcode Tools
So I installed R-2.9-branch-48932.dmg
Then with the GUI and Package Manager tried to install tcltk; got the same
error message you did
Then installed tcltk-8.5.5-X11.dmg; and the error went away and install
proceeded to done
This would suggest install from scratch, tho painful, would solve the
> From: Mikhail Beketov <mikhail.beketov at ufz.de>
> Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:08:25 +0200
> To: Marc Schwartz <marc_schwartz at me.com>
> Cc: "r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch" <r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] tcltk
> Dear Marc, Dear All,
> Yes, I did check it with Disk Utility. I repaired some permissions.
> Also, I tried to re-install X11 from that link, but my system has a
> new version, so it was not possible.
> Anyway, tcltk doesn't work. One of my colleague simply suggest to
> update the OS to the 10.5 (instead of 10.4 I'm using). I'm giving up
> with this problem for now, as I have no time.
> I will let you know if I will finally solve it.
> Thanks a lot!
> All the best,
> On 14 Jul 2009, at 13:28, Marc Schwartz wrote:
>> On Jul 14, 2009, at 4:44 AM, Mikhail Beketov wrote:
>>> Dear Both,
>>> Well the commands really allow to see all these hidden files and
>>> folders. Great! I can see that I have that file in that location.
>>> But still doesn't work with this tcltk ...
>>> it is:
>>> Can be the problem that R needs "llibX11.6.dylib" but not this
>>> with 6.2. ? Can be there some way to force R to recognise this file?
>> Did you run the Disk Utility application and check the disk
>> permissions as David had suggested? If not, please do so to be sure
>> that this is not a source of the problem.
>> If that does not resolve anything, then I would recommend re-
>> installing X11. For Tiger, you can do so from the Tiger install DVD
>> or download it from here:
>> I would also be sure to run Software Update to be sure that you are
>> up to date on all system components.
>> One final thought would be to remove and reinstall R, using the
>> full disk image from a CRAN mirror. It may be possible that
>> something about the R installation was corrupted.
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