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

From: Lindsay Stirton <Lindsay.Stirton_at_manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 19:54:43 +0000

Dear R Users,

Thanks to the suggestions of a few of you, I have solved the problems I have had
getting rjags running on Mac OS X 10.5. In the hope that others in future might
benefit, I set out here how the problem was solved.

  1. The problem of gfortran not installing properly was fixed as per this post - http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e3/devel/07/12/0581.html. Accordingly, the following fix allowed it to install properly

sudo rm /usr/local/lib
sudo mv '/usr/local/lib 1' /usr/local/lib

2. Vincent Nijs suggested I add the following to .bashrc.

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/lib"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig"

I cannot say whether this was necessary or not; it was not sufficient.

3. Finally, thanks to Rob Goedman, I did a clean install of pkg-config, compiling it myself. I had previously used Macport to install a port of pkg-config, and R for some reason didn't seam to like this.

After that, sudo R CMD INSTALL rjags_1.0.1-1.tar.gz worked fine.

Best wishes,

Lindsay Stirton



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