[R-SIG-Mac] R.app crashes at startup on MacOS Sierra

Karl Thomaseth karl.thomaseth at gmail.com
Fri Dec 2 17:34:38 CET 2016

Hello all,

I regret to bother you, but since I upgraded to MacOS Sierra more than a month ago, I am experiencing
that whenever I open any “file.R”, which launches automatically R.app GUI the GUI crashes (see info below),
I removed also all .RData and .Rapp.history from my system with
sudo find / -name “.RData” -delete
sudo find / -name “.Rapp*” -delete
If I start R directly from the Dock, everything works fine.

Thank you

Karl Thomaseth

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[R.app GUI 1.68 (7288) x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0]

 *** caught segfault ***
address 0x7f8bf2637f8, cause 'memory not mapped'

Possible actions:
1: abort (with core dump, if enabled)
2: normal R exit
3: exit R without saving workspace
4: exit R saving workspace

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.3.2 (2016-10-31)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0 (64-bit)
Running under: macOS Sierra 10.12.1

[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] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

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