Re: [R] R unable to run on Mac OS 10.4 Tiger

From: Guillaume Chapron <>
Date: Wed 25 May 2005 - 17:19:28 EST

Dear all,

Thanks for the reply, I solved the issue last night. It appears it is was a problem with quicktime library. When I installed Tiger, I dragged my Panther quicktime plugin and this was not a good idea. R did not work (whatever version) in GUI, but would work in the terminal. I restarted the machine and the R would work as GUI, with this error message (at least this one, and many times):

2005-05-24 18:42:25.919 R[316] CFLog (21): Error loading /Library/QuickTime/DivX 5.component/Contents/MacOS/DivX 5: error code 4, error number 0 (Library not loaded: /Library/Application

   Referenced from: /Library/QuickTime/DivX 
5.component/Contents/MacOS/DivX 5

   Reason: image not found)

I installed DivX stuff and I now get only this message:

2005-05-25 09:16:31.332 R[4042] CFLog (21): Error loading /Library/QuickTime/LiveType.component/Contents/MacOS/LiveType: error code 4, error number 0 (Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/LiveType.framework/Versions/A/LiveType

   Referenced from:

   Reason: image not found)

I suppose i will have to reinstall quicktime 7 and things will be OK. But I don't understand why R does need quicktime ??


> Hi Guillaume,
> There is a R-SIG-Mac alias where many of these questions are being
> addressed.
> The most likely reason is that you have a .RData file around that its
> trying to load.
> It might be missing a library or trying to connect to X11.
> Can you check for that 1st in a terminal window (ls -lia). Finder does
> not show .xxx files.
> If you reply to me, we can take it from there or switch to R-Sig-Mac.
> Rob
> On May 24, 2005, at 9:05 AM, Guillaume Chapron wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm running a PB G4 with Mac OS 10.4.1. I have downloaded the latest
>> version R-2.1.0a.dmg. It appears that R does not work. It launches
>> itself, but the window never gets ready, there is written "Loading
>> R..." and a small progress wheel keeps turning indefinitely.
>> Could someone help or suggest something?
>> THANKS !!
>> Guillaume
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