[R-SIG-Mac] installing Tcl/Tk 8.5.5 for X11 on Mountain Lion

John Maindonald john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
Mon Oct 1 00:35:42 CEST 2012

All that is needed is to do a right click (or its equivalent),
where for "approved" software a left click works the needed
magic.  The user is then asked whether, notwithstanding 
the lack of an Apple imprimatur, they wish to proceed.

A note to this effect might accompany any software that is
to be downloaded.  Most Mountain Lion users will rather
quickly latch onto this.

John Maindonald             email: john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
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Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200.

On 01/10/2012, at 3:33 AM, John Fox <jfox at mcmaster.ca> wrote:

> Dear Simon,
> I received an email recently from a user trying to install the Rcmdr package
> under OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). It materialized that he was unable to
> install Tcl/Tk 8.5.5 from the R for Mac OS X Development Tools and Libraries
> page because his security settings didn't permit installation of software
> from "unidentified" developers. The problem was solved by resetting this
> option temporarily. 
> I notice that the R Mac OS X binary itself is now signed to circumvent the
> problem, and wonder whether the same thing can be done for the Tcl/Tk that's
> provided -- or if not whether instructions for proceeding in Mountain Lion
> can be added to the web page. Depending on how the issue is resolved, I may
> add an instruction to the Rcmdr Mac installation notes.
> Thanks,
> John
> -----------------------------------------------
> John Fox
> Senator McMaster Professor of Social Statistics
> Department of Sociology
> McMaster University
> Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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