[R-SIG-Mac] making R.app and home-brew live happily together

Federico Calboli f.calboli at imperial.ac.uk
Fri Feb 28 18:51:52 CET 2014



> Unfortunately HB installs by default in /usr/local and requires full control so you cannot have native libraries and HB in the same place at the same time. So essentially you have to pick one or the other. There are two options:
> a) install HB in another place. This allows you to keep native libraries in /usr/local and parallel HB. HB is less tested that way, though, so that's why HB is shy of recommending it.
> b) ignore HB's moaning. It should be ok as long as you don't install tcl/tk via HB. It may get complicated if dependencies detect tcl/tk so for safety you could rename the .pc files and the t*Config.sh files if you don't expect to compile R packages that depend on tcl/tk.

I am ignoring the moanings of brew doctor.  I generally try and avoid compiling R packages if at all possible, and I never used stuff that uses tcl/tk (that I know of).  My main concern is that I want to install SciPy and Python 3 (assuming this can be done in a way that will not get Mavericks throw a fit) and that might — or not — get some tcl/tk action in.  If not, R.app and HB can live together for all I care.



> Cheers,
> Simon
>> BW
>> F
>> PS  I also asked on apple stack, but I haven’t go any reasonable answer thus far and I’d rather get going.
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