[R-SIG-Mac] RGtk2 binaries

Tom Elliott tom@elliott @ending from @uckl@nd@@c@nz
Wed Aug 22 05:31:36 CEST 2018

Hi all,

No luck exploring other avenues to find a solution - asking users (mostly students, computer novices) to install homebrew in order to install gtk+ isn't a viable option. 

Does anyone (Simon?) know if anything will be done on the CRAN side to compile and provide binaries for RGtk2 (and a handful of other packages)? 


From: R-SIG-Mac <r-sig-mac-bounces using r-project.org> on behalf of Lee Godfrey <lee using truthfromdata.com>
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Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] RGtk2 binaries

The easiest way to compile RGtk2 is to use homebrew to install gtk+.

I tried to compile, received the same error as you, installed gtk+ and
compiled successfully.

On 5/22/18 11:07 PM, Tom Elliott wrote:
> Hi all,
> Since R 3.4, the mac package binaries for RGtk2 have been unavailable. The install log from CRAN shows GTK cannot be found.
> * installing *source* package 'RGtk2' ...
> ** package 'RGtk2' successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
> checking for pkg-config... /usr/local/bin/pkg-config
> checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
> checking for INTROSPECTION... no
> checking for GTK... no
> configure: error: GTK version 2.8.0 required
> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'RGtk2'
> * removing '/Volumes/SSD-Data/Builds/R-dev-web/QA/Simon/packages/el-capitan-x86_64/results/3.5/RGtk2.Rcheck/RGtk2'
> Is there any possibility of this being fixed in the (near) future? We have a software package that depends on RGtk2 for the UI, so we are currently stuck forcing them to use R3.2 which is inevitably becoming obsolete as other packages we use require more up-to-date versions of R.
> Thanks,
> - Tom?
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