Re: [R] Broken tkrplot on Mac OS X

From: Luke Tierney <luke_at_stat.uiowa.edu>
Date: Wed 17 Aug 2005 - 05:35:48 EST

Because of the way Tcl works the C code needs to be linked into a dylib rather than the other thing. I keep meaning to either put in a README.MacOSX or figure out a way to get configure to deal with this but never get around to it. Here is the strategy that works for me (from notes and memory--I may have got a detail wrong):

      Download, untar, and run R CMD INSTALL

      cd to the src directory and repeat the final link command with
      -bundle replaced by -dynamiclib

      Then move the new trkplot.so by hand to the lib directory of the
      installed package

If you are offended by a .so extension on a dylib you can change the extension and the R code that load it.

If you figure out a better way to do this please let me know,

Best,

luke

On Thu, 12 May 2005, stefano iacus wrote:

> It seems it doesn't work for me either
>
> http://159.149.213.137/R/bin/2.1/check/checkSummaryOSX.html
>
> Will forward to Luke, hopefully he could help
> stefano
>
> On 12/mag/05, at 23:13, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>
>> Hi Robert,
>>
>> On May 12, 2005, at 4:48 PM, Robert Gentleman wrote:
>>
>>> I am getting something a bit weird when I do an install.packages on
>>> tkrplot,
>>> > library(tkrplot)
>>> Error in structure(.External("dotTcl", ..., PACKAGE = "tcltk"), class =
>>> "tclObj") :
>>> [tcl] dyld: /Users/rgentlem/R/R-devel/bin/exec/R malformed
>>> library: /Users/rgentlem/R/R-devel/library/tkrplot/libs/tkrplot.so (not a
>>> Mach-O library file, bad filetype value)
>>> .
>>> Error in library(tkrplot) : .First.lib failed for 'tkrplot'
>>> >
>>>
>>> can either of you confirm - or point me towards what is wrong with my
>>> installation -
>>
>> It's rather a problem with tkrplot than with your installation - it
>> compiles tkrplot.so as if it was a library to be loaded into R (via
>> dyn.load - more precisely it creates a bundle for R), but then tries to
>> load it as dylib using Tcl/Tk. I don't know the exact system how to load
>> plug-ins into Tcl/Tk, but I suspect that the tkrplot code needs to be split
>> into R part bundle and dylib that is loaded into Tcl/Tk. Chances are that
>> the bundle is actually not needed at all, because I don't see any .C/.Call
>> in the tkrplot R code. I have to run now, but I can have a closer look
>> later this week if it's of interest.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Simon
>>
>
>

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On Fri, 12 Aug 2005, Marco Blanchette wrote:


> Dear all--
>
> I have been trying to get the tkrplot package to work in order to use the
> bioconductor package genArise.
>
> I am trying to build it on a Mac running OS 10.4.1 with R 2.1.1. Following a
> stanadard install from R here the error I get when I try to load tkrplot
>
>> library(tkrplot)
> Loading required package: tcltk
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> Error in structure(.External("dotTcl", ..., PACKAGE = "tcltk"), class =
> "tclObj") :
> [tcl] no suitable image found. Did find:
>
> /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.1.1/Resources/library/tkrplot/li
> b
> s/tkrplot.so: not a dylib.
> Error in library(tkrplot) : .First.lib failed for 'tkrplot'
>
> Gustavo Corral suggestion was to rebuild the tkrplot.so bundle as a library
> by doing:
>
>> It can be rather tricky to make it work. You have to download it, then
>> install it with R CMD INSTALL, then you may need to edit the file Makeconf in
>> the RHOME/etc directory (the command R RHOME says the path to RHOME
>> directory).
>> In this file you must change:
>>
>> (line 41 in my case)
>> SHLIB_CXXLDFLAGS = -bundle -flat_namespace -undefined suppress
>> replaced by:
>> SHLIB_CXXLDFLAGS = -dynamiclib -flat_namespace -undefined suppress
>>
>> (line 45 ...)
>> SHLIB_LDFLAGS = -bundle -flat_namespace -undefined suppress
>> replaced by:
>> SHLIB_LDFLAGS = -dynamiclib -flat_namespace -undefined suppress
>>
>> then move to the src directory in the tkrplot you just download and link
>> tkrplot
>> with the statement: R CMD SHLIB -o tkrplot.so. Then move tkrplot.so by hand to
>>
>> the libs directory of the tkrplot installation (RHOME/library/tkrplot/libs).
>
> That what I did. Now I am having a different error when I try to load
> tkrplot...
>
>> library(tkrplot)
> Loading required package: tcltk
> Loading Tcl/Tk interface ... done
> Error in structure(.External("dotTcl", ..., PACKAGE = "tcltk"), class =
> "tclObj") :
> [tcl] couldn't find procedure Rplot_Init.
> Error in library(tkrplot) : .First.lib failed for 'tkrplot'
>
> Any clue as how to fix tkrplot?
>
> Why is this package so difficult to install???
>
> Anyway, I would appreciate any help/suggestions.
>
> Many tx
>
> Marco
>
> Marco Blanchette, Ph.D.
>
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