Re: [Rd] R 1.9.1 fails to install for Mac 10.2.8 (PR#7190)

From: Simon Urbanek <>
Date: Fri 20 Aug 2004 - 08:40:57 EST

On Aug 19, 2004, at 6:30 PM, wrote:

> Was running R 1.9.0 on iMac (10.2.8) without problems. Tried to run
> installer
> for 1.9.1, but this stops after only several seconds, saying "There
> were
> problems installing the software." Problem is repeatable, even after
> repairing file permissions.

This is repeatable only in your setup and if you really "repaired" permissions of R.framework it would go away ;) [Apple's DU doesn't do that AFAIR]. It seems that your R 1.9.0 uses different rights than 1.9.1 which (depending on how you installed 1.9.0) may prevent the 1.9.1 installer from having sufficient rights to delete the old version. The easiest way to solve this is to run sudo rm -rf /Library/Frameworks/R.framework in the Terminal, thus removing old R manually. Another possible fix is to bump up the authentication requirement of the installer from "admin" to "root" by editing the Info.plist ... which should be only done if you know what you're doing ;). We could do that in general if that bites more people...

Simon mailing list Received on Fri Aug 20 09:28:01 2004

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