[R-SIG-Mac] problems with X11 in R 2.11.0
simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon May 3 21:01:39 CEST 2010
I can only second Brian's response. The build machine is a completely clean Mac OS X 10.5.8 (up to date with all recent security updates) - I have not installed any custom X11 updates. I don't know why Seth has an outdated libpng in the X11 installation. Seth, please make sure your system is up to date. Given the date of the last update I would suspect that Software Update should resolve this issue (if that is the case it's nonetheless a little annoying that Apple's security update would break backward compatibility).
On May 3, 2010, at 1:19 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Something is wrong with your system software. On my Leopard box:
> tystie% otool -L /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/modules/i386/R_X11.so
> /usr/X11/lib/libpng12.0.dylib (compatibility version 42.0.0, current version 42.0.0)
> So your /usr/X11/lib/libpng12.0.dylib is different from mine (and from the CRAN build machine's).
> Your choices are
> - to resolve this (and it is not an R issue). I'd start by running the software updater ....
> - to build R from the sources against the software on your machine.
> On Sun, 2 May 2010, steven mosher wrote:
>> I had the same Issue with 2.10.1. never got it resolved. I was hoping that
>> 2.11 would fix it...alas
>> On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 2:59 PM, Seth Schommer <scschommer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I installed R 2.11.0 today and immediately came across an issue I did
>>> not experience using version 2.10.1. For some reason, I can not use
>>> X11 in R. Here's a simple example:
>>> Error in X11() : X11 module cannot be loaded
>>> In addition: Warning message:
>>> In X11() :
>>> unable to load shared library
>>> 6): Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libpng12.0.dylib
>>> Referenced from:
>>> Reason: Incompatible library version: R_X11.so requires version
>>> 42.0.0 or later, but libpng12.0.dylib provides version 36.0.0
>>> R version 2.11.0 (2010-04-22)
>>>  en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>>> attached base packages:
>>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>>> I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.8. This error occurs when running R.app and
>>> while running R from the terminal. After experience this I
>>> reinstalled 2.10.1 and tried the same command and had no problems.
>>> Just to make sure, I installed 2.11.0 again, and sure enough, I got
>>> the same error. Is this a bug, or have I done something wrong?
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