[R-sig-ME] Failure to load lme4 on Mac

McMahon, Sean mcmahons at si.edu
Tue May 25 01:00:19 CEST 2010

I've been able to work around the lack of a binary for mac snow leopard's (and lme4's) latest updates.  On a  Mac Pro, I was able to download the source package and install.  On my Mac Book, I cannot install lme4 on the latest R 2.11.0 at all.

My status now is that I have no access to lme4 on my laptop for some reason, but cannot figure out what the problem is.

Any help would be welcome,


This is from the mac GUI install through the source.  Obviously there is no binary at the CRAN site.

* installing *source* package 'lme4' ...
** libs
** arch - i386
sh: make: command not found
ERROR: compilation failed for package 'lme4'
* removing '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.11/Resources/library/lme4'
* restoring previous '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.11/Resources/library/lme4'

The downloaded packages are in

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