Re: [R] Trying to install rjags on Mac OS X 10.5

From: 0093 <>
Date: Tue, 1 Jan 2008 10:19:06 -0800 (PST)

Dear Lindsay,  

If you "pkgconfig" installed by MacPorts. Maybe it likely to be caused by JAGS install.

You'll better to do

sudo make uninstall
./configure --prefix=/usr/local --mandir=/usr/local/share/man make
sudo make install
sudo R CMD INSTALL -l /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library rjags_1.0.0-1.tar.gz

If it doesn't work...
There is the another way.
If you can find "jags.pc" under "/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig".

sudo cp /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/jags.pc /opt/local/lib/pkgconfig/ sudo R CMD INSTALL -l /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library rjags_1.0.0-1.tar.gz

I hope everything will be OK.


Lindsay Stirton wrote:

> Thanks Rob,
> Since I already had Xcode 3.0, I re-installed gfortran (from the R 
> website, not
> from the .dmg) and gcc4.2.1 preview. I am afraid the outcome was the 
> same, i.e.
> jags 1.0.1 not found.
> Yes I do use Macports (and formery used Fink, which is still installed).
> What
> issues does this raise? On your suggestion, I made sure that both were up
> to
> date--still no success.
> Your offer to send me a template directory to figure things out from is
> very
> much appreciated. Yes please!
> Lindsay
> Quoting Rob Goedman <>:

>> Hi Lindsay,
>> Did have some difficulties as well, but got it to work using
>> Xcode3.0, Apple's gcc4.2preview release and gfortran 4.2.1 from
>> Simon's web site. This was on R-devel though, on a Mac Intel.
>> Can it find the jags executable say from your home directory? Have
>> you tried 'make check' in the classic-bugs/vol1 or vol2 example dirs
>> (in the Terminal)? That would indeed confirm jags is running fine.
>> For rjags, I am a bit worried about the /opt/... . Did you at some
>> point install software from Fink or Darwin ports? Until I installed
>> the above newer toolset, I had never been able to get rjags to work.
>> Of course you don't really need rjags, only coda. I have also
>> installed the package 'arm' and the packages arm depends on (Matrix,
>> lattice, lme4, R2WinBugs). If it would help I can send you a
>> 'template' dir for the line example that does not use rjags.
>> A dependency I ran into was coda v 13.1, as of a couple of days ago
>> not available as a binary package,
>> but available as a source package on CRAN.
>> Rob
>> On Dec 30, 2007, at 8:27 AM, Lindsay Stirton wrote:
>>> Greetings,
>>> I wonder if anyone can offer any help or advice--even direction to an
>>> appropriate source of advice. I am trying to install rjags 1.0.1 on
>>> Mac OS X
>>> 10.5 (see I have
>>> 2.6.1
>>> installed.
>>> JAGS 1.0.1 is apparently successfully installed. I (think I) know
>>> this because
>>> when I type 'jags' into Terminal, I get the following:
>>> Macintosh:Desktop ljs$ jags
>>> Welcome to JAGS 1.0.1 on Thu Dec 27 20:56:09 2007
>>> JAGS is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY
>>> Loading module: basemod
>>> Loading module: bugs
>>> .
>>> However, when I try to install rjags, I get the following problem.
>>> Macintosh:Desktop ljs$ sudo R CMD INSTALL rjags_1.0.1-1.tar.gz
>>> Password:
>>> * Installing to library '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/
>>> library'
>>> * Installing *source* package 'rjags' ...
>>> checking for pkg-config... /opt/local/bin/pkg-config
>>> checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
>>> checking for JAGS... configure: error: Package requirements (jags =
>>> 1.0.1) were
>>> not met:
>>> No package 'jags' found
>>> Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
>>> installed software in a non-standard prefix.
>>> ERROR: configuration failed for package 'rjags'
>>> ** Removing '/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/library/rjags'
>>> I am really not sure what the problem is. I have (I think) set the
>>> proper
>>> environment variables correctly. See below:
>>> Macintosh:Desktop ljs$ which jags
>>> /usr/local/bin/jags
>>> Macintosh:Desktop ljs$ echo $PKG_CONFIG_PATH
>>> /usr/local/bin
>>> I should say that I had many other problems
>>> along the way--gfortran not originally installed properly, R CMD
>>> couldn't find pkg-config. However, the above description shows the
>>> problems
>>> remaining even after I have done a little homework.
>>> Best wishes,
>>> Lindsay Stirton
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