[R-SIG-Mac] any advice on libtiff? (and rtiff)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 29 07:52:15 CEST 2010
On Wed, 28 Apr 2010, Carl Witthoft wrote:
> Hi, I know rtiff does not compile 'cause it can't find libtiff (per cran
> check logs).
> I'm just wondering if anyone has successfully installed libtiff, either from
> source or via MacPorts? And if so, is it then possible to build rtiff from
> the source and have everything work?
Yes, yes. Simon and I have (separately) installed libtiff from the
sources and the static-library build is what is used for the CRAN R
distribution (at my behest).
When I tried rtiff it simply worked:
tystie% R CMD INSTALL rtiff_1.4.1.tar.gz
* installing to library ‘/Users/ripley/R/Library’
* installing *source* package ‘rtiff’ ...
checking for gcc... gcc
** testing if installed package can be loaded
* DONE (rtiff)
One arch only, as the package has a configure script. Add others with
tystie% R --arch=x86_64 CMD INSTALL --libs-only rtiff_1.4.1.tar.gz
> So far I've (naively) tried building libtiff3.9.2 from sources, but even
> though "make" seems to happily complete its job, nothing seems to be
> installed anywhere useful.
Well, the latter is what 'make install' does, just like just about all
other Open Source packages.
But see http://r.research.att.com/libs/ for Simon's build.
> Or should I just bite the bullet and install the Gtk tiff tools and that big
> graphics package (something-BE, I forget the name just now)?
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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