Re: [R] problem installing packages with compiled-from-source R.app on Mac OS X - Tiger

From: Constantinos Antoniou <antoniou_at_central.ntua.gr>
Date: Wed 15 Jun 2005 - 06:41:29 EST

Thank you. I am compiling it now...

Costas

On 14 Ιουν 2005, at 10:13 ΜΜ, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> You need to use R-patched, nowadays 2.1.1 beta, not the released R
> 2.1.0.
> As far as I know it is fixed there.
>
> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Constantinos Antoniou wrote:
>
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> This may be aimed for r-devel, but I encountered this as an R-user
>> and not an R-developer so I start here (having said that, please
>> direct me to R-devel if you think this is appropriate. I am not
>> cross-
>> posting, as I believe this is bad netiquette).
>>
>> I am a recent, but extremely happy R-user (especially after getting
>> my own copy of MASS 2002). My adventures started when I wanted to use
>> Rpy to use R also from within python. I compiled R (2.1.0) after
>> configuring it as follows:
>>
>> ./configure --enable-R-shlib --with-blas='-framework vecLib' --with-
>> lapack --with-aqua
>>
>> where --enable-R-shlib is required by Rpy.
>>
>> I then compiled Rpy-0.4.2.1 and I was able to call R from within
>> python. So far so good...
>>
>> I then -naively- tried to start R.app. After less than a bounce on
>> the dock... it would not start. [Sorry, I do not remember what
>> problem was showing up in the console...]
>>
>> So, I figured I had to also compile R.app. I got the code via:
>>
>> svn co https://svn.r-project.org/R-packages/trunk/Mac-GUI Mac-
>> GUI (executed this command yesterday)
>>
>> and compiled it as per the instructions... And R.app launches just
>> fine.
>>
>> Now, the issue comes when I try to install a(ny) package (via the GUI
>> package installer of R.app). I then get the following message:
>>
>> "Package installation failed. Package installation was not
>> successful. Please see the R console for details"
>>
>> And the R console says:
>>
>> "Error in install.packages(c("dyn"), lib = "/Library/Frameworks/
>> R.framework/Resources/library", :
>> couldn't find function ".install.macbinary""
>>
>> I see that this has been encountered before and resolved (at least
>> Prof. Ripley saw what was wrong) as per the following thread:
>>
>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2005-May/033115.html
>>
>> But I am not sure what needs to be done on my part so that I am not
>> affected from it.
>>
>> > str(.Platform)
>> List of 6
>> $ OS.type : chr "unix"
>> $ file.sep : chr "/"
>> $ dynlib.ext: chr ".so"
>> $ GUI : chr "X11"
>> $ endian : chr "big"
>> $ pkgType : chr "source"
>> > R.version.string
>> [1] "R version 2.1.0, 2005-04-18"
>>
>>
>> gcc version 4.0.0
>>
>> [Please let me know what other information may be relevant]
>>
>>
>> Thanking you in advance,
>>
>> Costas
>>
>>
>> --
>> Constantinos Antoniou, Ph.D.
>> Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering
>> National Technical University of Athens
>> 5, Iroon Polytechniou str. GR-15773, Athens, Greece
>>
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>
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Constantinos Antoniou, Ph.D.
Department of Transportation Planning and Engineering National Technical University of Athens 5, Iroon Polytechniou str. GR-15773, Athens, Greece



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