[R-SIG-Mac] error

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Fri Feb 22 19:19:00 CET 2013

On Feb 22, 2013, at 7:51 AM, Alexandra Vatsiou wrote:

> Hello,
> I have the following error on mac and I can't install any packages:
> During startup - Warning messages:
> 1: Setting LC_CTYPE failed, using "C"
> 2: Setting LC_COLLATE failed, using "C"
> 3: Setting LC_TIME failed, using "C"
> 4: Setting LC_MESSAGES failed, using "C"
> 5: Setting LC_PAPER failed, using "C"
> [R.app GUI 1.53 (6335) i386-apple-darwin9.8.0]

That is NOT an error message. You just have not set up you locales properly and the interpreter is letting you know about that.

> WARNING: You're using a non-UTF8 locale, therefore only ASCII characters
> will work.
> Please read R for Mac OS X FAQ (see Help) section 9 and adjust your system
> preferences accordingly.
> [History restored from /Users/vatsioua/.Rapp.history]
Were you trying to set your locales? If you were, then you should read the MacOS FAQ which is easy to get from the R help system and then describe how you were doing so.


David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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