[R-SIG-Mac] R-alpha on SL system

Roger Koenker rkoenker at illinois.edu
Mon Oct 12 00:22:52 CEST 2009

Thanks Simon.  Starting with a fresh source directory and building
one level up from the source did indeed resolve everything just as
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-mac/2009-September/006470.html
My usual set of packages also installed fine except for rgl once I  
realized that I need
to invoke R as R --arch x86_64.

Thanks for your patience,

PS.  Is the rgl a known issue?   I get

checking for X... no
configure: error: X11 not found but required, configure aborted.
ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rgl'
* removing '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.10/Resources/ 

 > sessionInfo()
R version 2.10.0 alpha (2009-10-09 r50012)

[1] C

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

 > capabilities()
     jpeg      png     tiff    tcltk      X11     aqua http/ftp  sockets
     TRUE     TRUE    FALSE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE
   libxml     fifo   cledit    iconv      NLS  profmem    cairo
     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE     TRUE    FALSE    FALSE

On Oct 11, 2009, at 3:36 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> Roger,
> from your logs you are still using the wrong compilers (missing - 
> arch flags) and not following the instructions (you're building in  
> the sources as far as I can tell). Please make sure you're setting  
> FC and F77 correctly including the -arch flag and don't build in the  
> sources. If in doubt, please send us the exact configure line you're  
> using. (And make sure you remove everything in the build directory  
> before re-trying).
> Cheers,
> Simon
> On Oct 11, 2009, at 3:54 PM, Roger Koenker wrote:
>> Simon,
>> I read this thread,
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-mac/2009-September/006463.html
>> but didn't see this post:
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-mac/2009-September/006470.html
>> Unfortunately,  I can't get this to work either, the configure step  
>> seems to
>> end normally, although there is a warning about "missing packages.  
>> but
>> make -j8 && make install
>> ends with error:  cannot use Fortran.  But
>> yzzy: which gfortran /usr/local/bin/gfortran yzzy:
>> gfortran --version
>> GNU Fortran (GCC) 4.2.3
>> Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>> As for the binary install,  the pkg installer produced eventually
>> a window that said "Failed"   in red rather than the usual green
>> Installation Successful  -- but it wasn't clear where to look
>> for the entrails.  I've replaced the old config.log on the web
>> with the new one based on the recommended configure lines.
>> On Oct 11, 2009, at 2:21 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>> Roger,
>>> please read the list before posing - I have even posted detailed  
>>> instructions for SL (you are mixing 32 bit and 64 bit). As for the  
>>> binary install -- can you, please, share the details with us?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Simon
>>> On Oct 11, 2009, at 1:19 PM, Roger Koenker wrote:
>>>> I am trying to install R-alpha R-2.10.0 (yesterdays version) on a  
>>>> mac pro system that I've
>>>> recently upgraded to SL and xcode 3.2.   I've tried both the  
>>>> binary install which fails, and
>>>> building from source:  the config.log file can be seen here:
>>>> http://www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger/config.log
>>>> Version 2.9.2 built from sources without problems after the SL  
>>>> upgrade.... which I
>>>> took as a good omen for the general sanity of the system, but  
>>>> apparently this was
>>>> a mistake.
>>>> I presume that this has something to do with conflicts with old  
>>>> gfortrans.  I've installed
>>>> gfortran 4.2.3 but perhaps there are remnants of older versions  
>>>> still hanging around?
>>>> Many thanks for any hints,
>>>> Roger
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