[R-SIG-Mac] ".../x86_64/ldpaths: No such file or directory" after installing R-devel build

Richard D. Morey richarddmorey at gmail.com
Sat Mar 16 13:25:54 CET 2013

I installed the OSX R-devel 3.0 build, in pkg format, today from here:


> sessionInfo()
R version 3.0.0 alpha (2013-03-15 r62270)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0 (64-bit)
[1] en_AU.UTF-8/en_AU.UTF-8/en_AU.UTF-8/C/en_AU.UTF-8/en_AU.UTF-8
attached base packages:
[1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base 
loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] tools_3.0.0

I can no longer start R, except through Rstudio (and I don't know why Rstudio works). From the command line, I get:

$ which R

$ R
/usr/bin/R: line 236: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/etc/x86_64/ldpaths: No such file or directory

$ /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/R64
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/R64: line 236: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/etc/x86_64/ldpaths: No such file or directory

$ ls /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/etc/
Renviron javaconf ldpaths repositories

So indeed, the directory is missing.

I am running the latest version of OSX, 10.8.3 (12D78).

What's the "right" way to fix this?


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