[R-SIG-Mac] Blank help window

Simon Urbanek @imon@urb@nek @ending from r-project@org
Wed Oct 17 14:57:50 CEST 2018

Few things to try:

- do you see anything in the error console?

- remove (rename) any and all customization files like ~/.Rprofle ~/.RData etc.

- try running R from the console and starting the html help by hand to see if it works at all:

- if that works try the same from the R.app gui *before* using help:


> On Oct 16, 2018, at 7:11 PM, zListserv <zlistserv using gmail.com> wrote:
> I recently migrated to a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) using the Migration Assistant.  Everything went well, though there are always a few things that don't transfer such as applications installed by Brew which I installed manually.
> An issue with R arose I can't solve.  The help systen opens with a blank window.
> Help works when I run R from the terminal so I know the files are installed.  Help works fine on the Macintosh I used a the source for the migration so it isn't a problem I inherited.  Re-installing R (see sessionInfo below) didn't solve the problem.
> Anyone have any suggestions how I can get help to work?
> R version 3.5.1 (2018-07-02)
> Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
> Running under: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
> Matrix products: default
> BLAS: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5/Resources/lib/libRblas.0.dylib
> LAPACK: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.5/Resources/lib/libRlapack.dylib
> locale:
> [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  
> [7] base     
> other attached packages:
> [1] HANDLS_0.34 zUtil_0.121
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] Rcpp_0.12.17    lattice_0.20-35 digest_0.6.15   MASS_7.3-50    
> [5] chron_2.3-52    grid_3.5.1      plyr_1.8.4      xtable_1.8-2   
> [9] DBI_1.0.0       RSQLite_2.1.1   sqldf_0.4-11    blob_1.1.1     
> [13] sp_1.3-1        gsubfn_0.7      proto_1.0.0     tools_3.5.1    
> [17] Matching_4.9-3  bit64_0.9-7     foreign_0.8-70  bit_1.1-14     
> [21] compiler_3.5.1  maptools_0.9-2  memoise_1.1.0  
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