[R-SIG-Mac] Help files not available

Marc Schwartz marc_schwartz at me.com
Tue Mar 8 15:26:52 CET 2016


Did you folks re-install R (and XQuartz) after upgrading to El Capitan?

As per the R Installation and Administration manual:


"If you update your OS X version, you should re-install R (and perhaps XQuartz): the installer tailors the installation to the current version of the OS."

I am running El Capitan with R 3.2.3 and although I don't use the default GUI (I use ESS), I can run the GUI and get help files without issue.


Marc Schwartz

> On Feb 25, 2016, at 5:42 PM, Josh Izzard <josh.izzard at gmail.com> wrote:
> I also have this problem, I do not know what it is from
> On Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 11:44:24 PM UTC-5, Gray, Joshua wrote:
> I am having trouble with my R installation after upgrading to El Capitan (although the timing could be entirely coincidental). The help files are not available, for instance: 
> > help("lm") 
> Opens the help window in the R GUI, but the message there is: Error in file(out, "wt") : cannot open the connection 
> Similarly: 
> > ?lm 
> Warning message: 
> In file(out, "wt") : 
>   cannot open file '/var/folders/68/x1590pm56yvbbhrkcshd1_yw0000gn/T//RtmpJfjb7P/Rhttpd3bb208bacf': No such file or directory 
> > 
> The problem persists after a restart of R and the computer. 
> Installation details: R 3.2.1 GUI 1.66 Mavericks build 
> System details: OS X 10.11.1 
> Thanks in advance for your help 

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