[R-SIG-Mac] [R] 64-bit OSX binary for 2.9.2

Loren Engrav engrav at u.washington.edu
Tue Sep 15 00:34:19 CEST 2009

I too would vote for a 1 2 3 set of install instructions, maybe for 32bit
and 64bit if they differ

I did the 123 below and

1-the were many messages during install like " x
Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.9/Resources/share/texmf/: Can't
update time for 
Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.9/Resources/share/texmf: Operation
not permitted, but

2-2.9.2 seems to function OK after simple testing; is that warning

3-R.app available at http://r.research.att.com/ is 5426 but 5455 32 and 64
bit available at 
http://r.research.att.com/R-GUI-5455-2.9-leopard-Leopard.dmg as per 8/6/09
r-sig-mac discussion so I put in 5455; but why 5426 here and 5455 there?

Thank you

Loren Engrav, MD
U Washington

> From: David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net>
> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:00:52 -0400
> To: Steve Lianoglou <mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com>
> Cc: r-help <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>, ivo welch <ivo_welch at brown.edu>,
> "r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch" <r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] [R] 64-bit OSX binary for 2.9.2
> On Sep 14, 2009, at 11:59 AM, Steve Lianoglou wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Sep 14, 2009, at 11:44 AM, ivo welch wrote:
>>> dear R wizards:  I am looking for a binary package distribution of
>>> R 2.9.2
>>> for OSX .  Looking at http://r.research.att.com/ , there seems to
>>> be only a
>>> binary for 2.9.0 .  is the 2.9.2 version binary package available
>>> somewhere?   (at this point, would it make sense to elevate the 64-
>>> bit
>>> version to a "standard recommended" rather than just a "boutique"
>>> version?)
>> There isn't a *.pkg / *.dmg install for it, but it's there. In this
>> section:
>> Universal nightly builds for Mac OS X (10.4 Tiger and 10.5 Leopard)
>> Third row in the table:
>> http://r.research.att.com/R-2.9-branch-leopard-universal.tar.gz
>> You have to inflate it at the root of your HD. The text right below
>> the d/l table tells you how to do that:
>> """Alternatively you can use the tar-ball (*.tar.gz) which must be
>> unpacked in the root (e.g. tar fvxz R*.tar.gz -C /), but doesn't
>> contain the GUI (see below for a separate download)."""
> The problem may arise for  *NIX-newbies ( a group in which I still
> claim membership)  that they are unable to operationalize that
> message. For one thing they may not even know how to open a Terminal
> window. For another they may not know that the "/" at the end of that
> command will take care of "unpacking at the root", so they will not
> need to navigate away from the place that they find themselves when
> Terminal opens up a bash session.  The steps broken down would be
> something along these lines:
> First : Download the nightly build, and select "Save to file" rather
> than opening with Stuffit, and then it by default should end up in the
> <user>/Downloads/ folder.
> 1. a-c) Go to the Utilities folder of the Applications folder and
> double-click on Terminal.app
> 2. a) Go back to the browser and select the string:  tar fvxz
> R*.tar.gz -C /
> (I would solicit some input here from more competent UNIXers regarding
> whether one would ever need to prefix this command with sudo.)
> 2. b) cmd-C to put it in the clipboard
> 2. c) click on the Terminal window and cmd-V to paste-in that command.
> 2 d) use the arrow and backspace keys (since mouse-clicking does not
> change the cursor position in Terminal sessions) to delete the
> "R*.tar.gz" on the command line.
> 3 a) Navigate with the Finder to the Downloads/ folder and locate the
> R<build>. Click-drag that file to the Terminal window and
> "unclick" (or is it lift-click) when the pointer is at the place on
> the command line where the "R*.tar.gz" used to be. A full path version
> of the file name will get inserted (an no quotes are needed, unlike
> what one might expect after working in R regularly.)
> On my machine, one now sees this on the command line:
> tar fvxz /Users/davidwinsemius/Downloads/R-2.9-branch-leopard-
> universal.tar.gz  -C /
> 4) Hit <return>
> Sit back and watch the show.
> You can the separately download the appropriate R-GUI and put in in
> the /Applications/ folder.
>> You'll have to install the R.app GUI separately if you want to use
>> the 2.9.2 install, otherwise I think the 2.9.0 *.pkg installer
>> includes it, though I'm not sure.
> It does, In fact, it has both the 32 bit GUI and the 64 bit GUI. What
> I did was install that package _first_ which gave me 2.9.0 and then
> performed the steps above. You really would not want to do it in a
> reversed order, since you would be replacing R 2.9.2 with R 2.9.0.
> And of course this message _should_ have gone to r-sig-mac at stat.math.ethz.ch
>   and any follow up should trim the r-help address.
> -- 
> David Winsemius, MD
> Heritage Laboratories
> West Hartford, CT
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