[R-SIG-Mac] mac-builder

Sundar Dorai-Raj sdorairaj at gmail.com
Tue Mar 10 13:05:33 CET 2009

Thanks for the replies from both Simon and Brian.

Brian, I have one clarification question about your comment below. You
say,  "Mac binaries are tied to 2.x.* for one x...." Does this mean
that if I build a Mac binary using R-2.8.*, then someone using 2.7.*
would not be able to install and/or load it?



On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 12:13 PM, Prof Brian Ripley
<ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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
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