[R-SIG-Mac] R crash on startup in OS X

Jordan Thomson jathomso at sfu.ca
Wed Oct 21 21:05:55 CEST 2009


I'm having trouble running the latest version of R (2.9.2) in Mac OS X 10.4.11.  Once installed, the program crashes on launch, with the crash log giving the following error:  

Library not loaded: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.9/Resources/lib/libR.dylib
  Referenced from: /Users/jordythomson/Desktop/All Things Academic/Courses and TA Files/R Workshop/R.app/Contents/MacOS/R
  Reason: image not found

The folder R is trying to access no longer exists.  I had an older version of R there but uninstalled it and deleted the folder some time ago.  My question is how do I get rid of any remnants of the older version of R in my system?  I've read a few posts on this and removed all the folders (R.app, R Framework, R Preferences, etc.) and also run a complete uninstall using Terminal commands but R continues to try and access an outdated home directory.
I've also read section 12.16 of the online FAQ dealing with crashes on startup but the proposed solutions there don't seem to apply (they deal with old/corrupt .Rdata and .Rhistory files, which I don't yet have because I've not been able to run an R session).

Apologies if any of my terminology is unclear (I'm what you might call a basic R user).  Any advice would be more than welcome.


Jordy Thomson
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University

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