[R-SIG-Mac] R Update - FAILED- HELP!!!
R. Michael Weylandt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 01:11:05 CEST 2012
On Oct 6, 2012, at 10:10 PM, Jean Jang <jeanwaijang at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your reply! Me? Panic?! Never, I have only been working on this project for 2.5 years! :)
> I was originally in R (the older version) and then I clicked on update an option from the Top Tool bar, it brought me to an R page and I clicked on update latest version for Mac OS X. I don't think I went to the CRAN R installer website and did not know to do so but do not remember visiting 'homebrew'.
> I just tried launching from the Terminal and it did not work, the same default appeared and asked me if I wanted to relaunch again.
This might be a dumb question, but are you just referring to the line that says 'Type q() to quit'?
That's absolutely nothing to worry about: just telling you how to quit when you're ready.
It's the default startup message so I'm not sure how you could have not seen it in 2.5 years however...
> Please advise, Jean
> On 6-Oct-12, at 10:38 AM, R. Michael Weylandt wrote:
>> On Sat, Oct 6, 2012 at 9:33 PM, Jean Jang <jeanwaijang at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi R-listers,
>>> I just tried updating my R and now I can't even open it and it is
>>> prompting me to relaunch then relaunch just reappears. And it will not
>>> open R. I am afraid I may have lost my scripts.
>>> What should I do? I am running a MacBook OS X Version 10.5.8
>>> 1) Restore the entire system to an earlier date?
>>> 2) Drag R from applications and reload R program (updated version)?
>>> Will my script files still show up if I do either of these options this?
>>> Please advise. Jean
>> Hi Jean,
>> We'll need some more information about what you did and how you went
>> about doing it.
>> Firstly, did you use the CRAN R installer or did you do something
>> "unofficial" like homebrew?
>> Second, can you launch R from the Terminal?  If so, it's likely a
>> GUI problem and not a problem with R itself.
>> Thirdly, don't panic. If you saved your scripts in a reasonable place
>> (e.g., anything under your home directory) the R installer shouldn't
>> have touched it.
>>  If you don't know how to do this, click the "Applications" stack
>> in your dock. Then utilities. Then Terminal. A window (likely white
>> with black font) will appear; type "R" (no quotes) into it and hit
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