[R-SIG-Mac] Problems installing packages on Lion
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sat Mar 10 01:25:07 CET 2012
On Mar 9, 2012, at 6:42 PM, R. Michael Weylandt wrote:
> Following on what David said,
> Are you equipped to build the package locally? That is, do you have
> gcc and g++ installed?
> I'm almost certain that a local build (or an upgrade to 2.14 or 2.15
> in just over two weeks time) will be the easiest way to fix things.
I'm not sure why you say that. He seems to have a fairly standard /
R.framework/ location for his /Resources/ and the fact that he still
posting in HTML suggests he is not likely to have compiled his R from
source. A few years ago I would often solve problems by building from
source, but in recent years when there is a binary package available,
it generally installs without problems.
(I do see that there is a ../bin/../2.13/ node in the CRAN mirror at
ku, which is not typical, so perhaps we are both wrong here. Now that
I check, both the Berkeley and the CMU CRAN mirrors seem to keep their
Mac binaries a lot longer than is required, so KU is just following US-
local tradition. The CMU mirror has binaries back to R 2.8.)
Is your experience different?
> On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Colstat <colstat at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to install package MCMCPack. I am using Lion.
>> R confirms:
>> trying URL '
>> Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 8055525 bytes (7.7 Mb)
>> opened URL
>> downloaded 7.7 Mb
>> The downloaded packages are in
>> seems like its downloaded, great!
>> Loading required package: MCMCpack
>> Error in dyn.load(file, DLLpath = DLLpath, ...) :
>> unable to load shared object
>> 6): Library not loaded:
>> Referenced from:
>> Reason: image not found
>> I have installed packages before, what is up with this one?
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David Winsemius, MD
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