Re: [Rd] Require of gWidgetsRGtk2 fails: RGtk2.dll can't be found, but it's there

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 07:00:10 -0400

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 6:04 AM, Janko Thyson <> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I've been trying to get gWidgets/gWidgetsRGtk2 to run every other month for
> a while, but somehow I simply can't figure out what's going wrong.

  1. Use the automatically installed GTk2, not some other version.
  2. Note that the automatically installed one will be at ...\GTk2-runtime\bin and that will be put at the *end* of your PATH. Change it so that its at the beginning of your PATH to be sure its not picking up something else.
  3. If you are changing the path through the control panel and starting R from the command line note that your new path won't be picked up in old command line sessions so start a new command line session to start R.
  4. When you start a new R session double check that the automatically installed ...\GTk2-runtime\bin is at the beginning of your path:

         strsplit(Sys.getenv("PATH"), ";")[[1]]

Statistics & Software Consulting
GKX Group, GKX Associates Inc.
tel: 1-877-GKX-GROUP
email: ggrothendieck at

______________________________________________ mailing list
Received on Fri 10 Jun 2011 - 11:03:28 GMT

This quarter's messages: by month, or sorted: [ by date ] [ by thread ] [ by subject ] [ by author ]

All messages

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0, at Fri 10 Jun 2011 - 12:40:17 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.

list of date sections of archive