[R-SIG-Mac] Building AEM on PPC G3 running MacOS X 10.4

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri May 7 07:18:20 CEST 2010

There is no Xcode 3.4 to my knowledge, and certainly not for 10.4. 
Perhaps you meant 2.4, in which case you need to update it.  From 
memory (we no longer support Tiger binaries) Xcode 2.4.1 is needed and 
2.5 is the last version for Tiger.

Alterntively (and better), build R 2.11.0 from the sources on your 

On Thu, 6 May 2010, Magnus Bein wrote:

> I am setting up ordination packages on my R platform and have questions for 
> installing the PCNM package. I am running an older platform: iBook G3 (PPC 
> processor), Mac OS 10.4.11, with R ver. 2.10.1 (installed from universal 
> binary). I also have X-Code (ver. 3.4) installed. I tried to build some of 
> the packages in the Darwin terminal and run into some problems with AEM 
> installation via the PCNM compilation:
>> ibook:~ ambein$ R CMD build --binary AEM

That is not recommended on Mac OS X, and everywhere we recommend you 
first use build (not build --binary) to make a tarball, then INSTALL 
it.  For how to package Mac OS X binary packages, see that FAQ.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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