[R-SIG-Mac] config problems

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Sat Sep 18 00:28:34 CEST 2010

On Sep 17, 2010, at 5:53 PM, steven mosher wrote:

> I've come to the point where some of the packages I want to use require me
> to work from source.
> ERROR: dependencies ŒRcompression‚ are not available for package ŒRKML‚
> * removing Œ/Users/mosher/Library/R/2.11/library/RKML‚
> * installing *source* package ŒRcompression‚ ...
> Checking configuration for Rcompression to find libz and libbz2
> checking for gcc... no
> checking for cc... no
> checking for cl.exe... no
> configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
> See `config.log' for more details.
> ERROR: configuration failed for package ŒRcompression‚
> So, It appears that I have to install a compiler. Looking at Xcode the
> package that was available required an OS upgrade
> is Xcode the only option or is there another option I can use..

Xcode is available for pretty much all OS X versions so you must be looking at the wrong one. If you have OS X 10.5 you want Xcode 3.1.4 and for OS X 10.6 you want Xcode 3.2.3 or 3.2.4. They will be on your PATH automatically once you install them.


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