[R-SIG-Mac] R segfault at startup, causing R crash
tmrsg11 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 5 16:43:44 CET 2016
I appreciate your detailed explanation. I am not an R expert, I do not
know how to fix the R.gui you mentioned.
I kept on opening and closing R, after a dozen tries, the error went away
temporarily. I still get the error, but it was not every time.
Since then, I have upgraded to R version 3.3.2 (2016-10-31).
I think this problem may come back, please let me know when you find a
solution. Thank you!
On Fri, Nov 4, 2016 at 8:28 PM, Bryan Hanson <hanson at depauw.edu> wrote:
> Sorry, I should add that when you rename the offending file you need to
> change its extension, otherwise R will follow the file.
> >>> Original Message:
> I had something similar earlier this week (also on Sierra). I was in
> touch with Simon who suggested it might be a bad workspace image, so you
> can try to remove any .RData or .rda files. However, in my case it was not
> that (I don’t save workspace images or histories for that matter). But I
> removed all of those from my entire computer anyway and the problem
> remained (a few were left on shared drives by others who were saving
> workspace images).
> Ultimately I was able to trace the problem to something being wrong with
> the “recent” list. In my case R.gui was trying to open the most recent
> file in the list, but something about the link to it was corrupted. I
> verified this by running R from the command line and sourcing the file that
> seemed to be associated with the crash. It worked fine, so the file was
> not the problem.
> So, here’s what worked for me: When R.gui is asking you for a “selection”
> to close down, see if the File -> Open Recent… option can still be
> selected, and if so, go all the way down to the clear menu item. Once this
> list of recently opened files was empty, R.gui ran fine. In my case not
> all files would clear from the list. There was one left, and it was the
> one apparently causing the problem. I renamed it so R.gui couldn’t use
> it/find it, and then the problem was gone. Again, there was nothing wrong
> with the file, there was something wrong with the “remembering”.
> A few days later, I had to repeat this process when the problem
> re-occurred. There may be something genuinely conflicted between Sierra
> and R.gui, only time will tell. If it proves to be a widespread problem
> more observations should help narrow it down. But this is what I
> experienced and how I fixed it.
> > On Nov 4, 2016, at 7:31 PM, C W <tmrsg11 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear R list,
> > Every time I start R, the following error message come up:
> > *** caught segfault ***
> > address 0x0, cause 'unknown'
> > Possible actions:
> > 1: abort (with core dump, if enabled)
> > 2: normal R exit
> > 3: exit R without saving workspace
> > 4: exit R saving workspace
> > Selection:
> > Sometimes I get this error message instead,
> > 2016-11-04 16:50:08.446 R[23372:326103] -[NSDrawerWindow
> > setRuleThickness:]: unrecognized selector sent to instance 0x7fabc94a74b0
> > 2016-11-04 16:50:08.454 R[23372:326103] *** RController: caught ObjC
> > exception while processing system events. Update to the latest GUI
> > and consider reporting this properly (see FAQ) if it persists and is not
> > known.
> > *** reason: -[NSDrawerWindow setRuleThickness:]: unrecognized selector
> > to instance 0x7fabc94a74b0
> > *** name: NSInvalidArgumentException, info: (null)
> > *** Version: R 3.3.2 (71607) R.app R 3.3.2 GUI 1.68 Mavericks build
> > Consider saving your work soon in case this develops into a problem.
> > Here's the sessionInfo(),
> >> 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
> > locale:
> >  en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
> > attached base packages:
> >  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods
> >  base
> > I would appreciate any help, thank you!
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