[R-SIG-Mac] Problems installing packages on Lion
R. Michael Weylandt
michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 01:53:29 CET 2012
Oh -- perhaps I was ambiguous and I apologize for any confusion that
caused: I meant to just build the package himself from source so that
it would match his architecture, hence why gfortran wouldn't be needed
as it would to build R.
Incidentally, doesn't CRAN usually support one minor version back? It
seems that it checks for "R-oldrel" (which appears to currently be
2.13.2) -- I don't know if the patch releases are ever incompatible,
though I doubt so since things seem to divide into R x.y folders,
rather than R x.y.z in the CRAN servers.
On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 7:25 PM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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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