[R-SIG-Mac] Fixing configure scripts for rgeos and rgdal for OS X

Bill Behrman behrman at stanford.edu
Tue Mar 10 01:18:51 CET 2015

CRAN does not currently offer binaries for rgeos or rgdal for OS X Maverick+, and the configure scripts do not work for compiling these packages from source.

With a Mac running OS 10.9.5 and GDAL 1.11 Complete downloaded from


I was able to compile these packages with configure.args set as follows





If the configure scripts for rgeos and rgdal could be updated to appropriately set these arguments, this may enable binaries to be available from CRAN.

Kind wishes,


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