[R-SIG-Mac] mac-builder

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 9 20:13:17 CET 2009

On Mon, 9 Mar 2009, Sundar Dorai-Raj wrote:

> Hi, all,
> Uwe Ligges has a nice tool for creating R binaries for Windows.
> http://win-builder.r-project.org/
> Is there an equivalent for Mac to create the tgz file?

It is currently tricky: packages built on MacOS by you or I under 
2.8.1 are likely to depend on things in /usr/local, and there are OS 
differences (Tiger vs Leopard) and the Mac binaries are tied to 2.x.* 
for one x (unlike the Windows ones).  Simon tells me he has now fixed 
some of the issues, so hopefully this will be possible in future.

It is I am told possible to use R-forge to do this (but I have two 
Macs amongst my menagerie, so I don't need to find out).

But winbuilder is a great initiative from Uwe (with some help from his 
friends), so all credit to him.  Stefano's original Mac package 
building service was based on Uwe's work too (same rider applies).


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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