[R-SIG-Mac] Error loading packages, command 'tar' missing from path?
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Mar 4 16:31:26 CET 2009
On Mar 3, 2009, at 17:52 , Andrew J. Rominger wrote:
> Hello all,
> My appologies for any possible cross-posting--I originally posted a
> version of this to R-Help, but was refered to r-sig-mac because
> apparently my problem is mac-specific.
It is specific to your system - experience (see archives) shows that
either you somehow changed the default PATH and it doesn't include /
usr/bin anymore or you have somehow deleted tar (/usr/bin/tar).
> I'm running R2.8.1 on a Mac OS 10.4.11. While trying to install the
> package gdata, I was presented with the following (error at end of
> also installing the dependency ‘gtools’
> trying URL 'http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/macosx/universal/contrib/2.8/gtools_2.5.0-1.tgz'
> Content type 'application/x-tar' length 85484 bytes (83 Kb)
> opened URL
> downloaded 83 Kb
> trying URL 'http://cran.stat.ucla.edu/bin/macosx/universal/contrib/2.8/gdata_2.4.2.tgz'
> Content type 'application/x-tar' length 539301 bytes (526 Kb)
> opened URL
> downloaded 526 Kb
> /bin/sh: line 1: tar: command not found
> 2009-03-02 20:42:06.081 R tossing reply message sequence 3 on
> thread 0x1ce3ae0
> Error in sprintf(gettext(fmt, domain = domain), ...) :
> argument is missing, with no default
> It seems that 'tar' is missing which (I'm guessing) leads to an
> error in sprintf(). I've never been presented with this error
> before. I tried loading various other packages and received the
> same error. When the error first appeared, I was running R2.5.3.
> After upgrading to R2.8.1 the error persists.
> Thanks in advance for any help--
> Andy Rominger
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