[R-SIG-Mac] [External] Xquartz started crashing today

Richard M. Heiberger rmh @end|ng |rom temp|e@edu
Sat Jun 4 06:49:00 CEST 2022


Thank you for reading this.

I sent what Apple gave me.  I had not previously tried reading one of these.
So should I be so lucky in the future, then all you need is everything between
Process:      R [
and the next occurence of

and maybe also the up front stuff before the Process: information.

I already rebooted, installed a new R, and a new Xquartz.  Those didn't help.
Reinstalling R is probably irrelevant because the problem occurred first in 4.1-arm64,
which is why I upgraded to 4.2-arm64.  And it was still there.

This suggests that the problem is with the Fonts.  I have never touched them (on purpose).
I will learn a little in the next frew days and see what can be done with validation.
I will let you know.  But what made the fonts (if that is indeed the problem) go invalid.
I can't think of anything I did that could be relevant.


> On Jun 03, 2022, at 23:32, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek using R-project.org> wrote:
> Rich,
> thanks. You sent a log of all processes on your machine, just the R report would have been fine (which is only 18k).
> The hang occurs in ATSFontFindFromName() where the system is looking for fonts, so you could try: a) reboot he machine, b) run Font Book (in Applications), c) select all fonts (<Cmd><A>) d) in the menu select File -> Validate Fonts e) select any invalid fonts and remove them f) reboot
> If the problem persists try re-installing the R 4.2.0 release if it makes any difference.
> Cheers,
> Simon
>> On Jun 4, 2022, at 3:10 AM, Richard M. Heiberger <rmh using temple.edu> wrote:
>> cover letter for crash report, that also got stopped for being part of a too large email,
>> I am doing nothing different that I know of.
>> I start R within emacs using ESS with M-x R
>> R version 4.2.0 Patched (2022-06-02 r82444) -- "Vigorous Calisthenics"
>> Copyright (C) 2022 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
>> Platform: aarch64-apple-darwin20 (64-bit)
>> R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
>> You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
>> Type 'license()' or 'licence()' for distribution details.
>> Natural language support but running in an English locale
>> R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
>> Type 'contributors()' for more information and
>> 'citation()' on how to cite R or R packages in publications.
>> Type 'demo()' for some demos, 'help()' for on-line help, or
>> 'help.start()' for an HTML browser interface to help.
>> Type 'q()' to quit R.
>>> setwd('/Users/rmh/Rwd2/')
>>> plot(1:10)
>>> C-c C-c
>> ## it just sits there, completely frozen and ignores C-c C-c
>> ## then I Force Quit it from the Activity Monitor
>> Process R terminated: 15 at Thu Jun 2 22:39:39 2022
>> Do you want the crash report that the Mac offers to send to Apple?
>> ---
>> I just finished updating all my packages.
>> So now the crash generation and report.
>> I entered
>> plot(1:10)
>> The rotating beachball appeared. No graph, C-c C-c has no effect..
>> Force Quit from Activity Monitor and CrashReport attached:
>> Just for fun, I started R.app and entered plot(1:10)
>> Same freeze and I Force Quit it again.
>> I am not bothering with the Crash Report unless you tell me you need it too.
>> Rich
>>> On Jun 02, 2022, at 23:02, Simon Urbanek <simon.urbanek using r-project.org> wrote:
>>> Regular R does not use X11 by default, so what exactly are you doing? You'll have to provide more details, the exact way you run R, code to reproduce and where it hangs, ideally with a crash report (which macOS creates on hangs as well).
>>> Cheers,
>>> Simon
>>>> On 3/06/2022, at 2:51 PM, Richard M. Heiberger <rmh using temple.edu> wrote:
>>>> it makes R unresponsive according to the activity monitor.
>>>> The only repair I have found is to ForceQuit R from the Activity Monitor, and start fresh R session.
>>>> I downloaded a fresh copy of XQuartz-2.8.1.dmg and have the same negative results.
>>>> I downloaded a fresh R from https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmac.r-project.org%2F&data=05%7C01%7Crmh%40temple.edu%7C4ba9f6e5c758463b7b4208da45dae092%7C716e81efb52244738e3110bd02ccf6e5%7C0%7C0%7C637899103627102017%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=DZ%2BXBZknqyf5c5%2FSOtH6tswM8HlyMvssi6U2yTytPgU%3D&reserved=0
>>>> R version 4.2.0 Patched (2022-06-02 r82444) -- "Vigorous Calisthenics"
>>>> Copyright (C) 2022 The R Foundation for Statistical Computing
>>>> Platform: aarch64-apple-darwin20 (64-bit)
>>>>> version
>>>> _ 
>>>> platform aarch64-apple-darwin20 
>>>> arch aarch64 
>>>> os darwin20 
>>>> system aarch64, darwin20 
>>>> status Patched 
>>>> major 4 
>>>> minor 2.0 
>>>> year 2022 
>>>> month 06 
>>>> day 02 
>>>> svn rev 82444 
>>>> language R 
>>>> version.string R version 4.2.0 Patched (2022-06-02 r82444)
>>>> nickname Vigorous Calisthenics 
>>>> I have MacOS 12.3 Monterey
>>>> MacBook Air (M1,2020)
>>>> Chip Apple M1
>>>> memory 16GB
>>>> The pdf() device works so I I can work, but casually plotting to the screen without explicitly
>>>> opening pdf() is not possible.
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