[R-SIG-Mac] installing rgl with the 3.0 RC

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Feb 5 14:25:32 CET 2013

On 13-02-05 8:07 AM, Bryan Hanson wrote:
> Thanks for taking the time to look at this carefully Duncan.  I don't see the warning you mention, and I don't see the string R_pretty0 in the log either.  I'm appending right here in case there is something else you want to look at.  I restarted my computer but the result is the same.  I'm on OSX OS X 10.8.2 (12C60). Thanks, Bryan

Okay, now you're getting a different error than you described before. 
This one I think you can fix:  you need Freetype, and rgl needs to be 
able to find it when you do the install.  Normally it does that using 
the freetype-config utility, but you're not finding that:

> checking for freetype-config... no

I thought (from online readings) that Freetype should be available in a 
standard OSX install, so I'm not sure why it's not working for you.  You 
can disable the Cocoa (native) support by configuring with the configure 

install.packages("rgl", ..., configure.args="--disable-cocoa")

and then you should be able to get the install to complete, but it might 
be better to figure out why freetype-config isn't working for you.

Duncan Murdoch

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