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

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Mar 18 22:13:29 CET 2015

> On Mar 17, 2015, at 1:09 PM, 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?

R.app doesn't need X11, but R does since it comes with X11 support.

BTW: The nightly binaries are now updated so they have the correct R.app and so does the CRAN binary for R 3.1.3.


>>>> 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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