[R-SIG-Mac] Warning: Mac OSX rgdal CRAN binary: proj gdal shared files missing

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Thu Feb 2 09:22:05 CET 2017

If you are using the Mac OSX rgdal CRAN binary, be warned that 1.2-5 is 
missing two directories containing projection metadata, including datum 
shift files and proj_defs.dat. The two directories were omitted from the 
CRAN binary build of 17 December 2016. The resolution is given in:


and reads:

Please see if you can download the equivalent Windows binary package:


unzip it (do not install it), and copy the proj/ and gdal/ folders with
their contents to the folder shown (in R) by:

system.file("", package="rgdal")

For rgdal queries, always state verbatim the output of sessionInfo() and
the output of the startup messages shown when rgdal is loaded and

Roger Bivand
(rgdal source maintainer)

Roger Bivand
Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics,
Helleveien 30, N-5045 Bergen, Norway.
voice: +47 55 95 93 55; e-mail: Roger.Bivand at nhh.no

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