[R-SIG-Mac] R-GUI-6783-3.1-mavericks-Release.dmg requires X11?

zListserv zlistserv at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 20:06:35 CET 2015

Apologies.  I neglected to provide any system information:

R version 3.1.3 (2015-03-09)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0 (64-bit)
Running under: OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite)

[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] grDevices utils     datasets  grid      graphics  stats     methods   base     

other attached packages:
[1] zUtil_0.70      HANDLS_0.27     Hmisc_3.15-0    ggplot2_1.0.0   Formula_1.2-0   survival_2.38-1
[7] lattice_0.20-30 foreign_0.8-63  car_2.0-25     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
 [1] acepack_1.3-3.3     chron_2.3-45        cluster_2.0.1       colorspace_1.2-5    DBI_0.3.1          
 [6] digest_0.6.8        gsubfn_0.6-6        gtable_0.1.2        latticeExtra_0.6-26 lme4_1.1-7        
[11] MASS_7.3-39         Matrix_1.1-5        mgcv_1.8-4          minqa_1.2.4         munsell_0.4.2      
[16] nlme_3.1-120        nloptr_1.0.4        nnet_7.3-9          parallel_3.1.3      pbkrtest_0.4-2     
[21] plyr_1.8.1          proto_0.3-10        quantreg_5.11       RColorBrewer_1.1-2  Rcpp_0.11.5        
[26] reshape2_1.4.1      rpart_4.1-9         RSQLite_1.0.0       scales_0.2.4        SparseM_1.6        
[31] splines_3.1.3       sqldf_0.4-10        stringr_0.6.2       tcltk_3.1.3         tools_3.1.3        
[36] xtable_1.7-4

> On 2015-03-17, at 13:09, zListserv <zlistserv at gmail.com> wrote:
> Following Simon's instructions (abstract below), I installed R-GUI-6783-3.1-mavericks-Release.dmg.
> Starting R.app yields a message that it requires X11.  I neither need nor want X11.  How do I get rid of this requirement and the message?
>>>> On Mar 13, 2015, at 3:10 PM, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek at r-project.org>
>> wrote:
>>>> I have more evidence that points at Xcode. If you use the R.app GUI
>> that was compiled at the time of R 3.1.1 - available here:
>>>> http://r.research.att.com/R-GUI-6783-3.1-mavericks-Release.dmg
>>>> then all is well. As we discussed earlier, the code did not change at
>> all and the underlying R version is irrelevant, so the only piece that
>> changed since July last year when this was built was the Xcode version (and
>> thus the compilers used). It's not clear to me at all how the Xcode version
>> can affect NSTextView so badly, so this will require some more digging. In
>> the meantime, please use the above R.app binary.

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