[Rd] R install problem on MacOS 10.5.1 (PR#10476)

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Dec 5 15:56:45 CET 2007


I have just encountered this issue on my iMac at home yesterday which  
I have upgraded from Tiger to Leopard, so I'm pretty sure that this is  
caused either by the upgrade or by Xcode 3 installation (I did both at  
once, so I didn't check the status immediately after upgrade). I  
didn't install MacPorts, so I'm pretty sure that Apple it creating  
this mess. And yes, moving "lib 1" to lib fixes it.


On Dec 5, 2007, at 7:18 AM, dankelley wrote:

> Simon, quoted below, is correct about the /usr/local/lib infinite- 
> reference being a problem.  In case it's of any use to other OSX  
> users, my guess is that macPorts caused that error.  I infer that  
> based on the time at which the symlink was created, which was at the  
> time when I was trying to install MacPorts.  (That install failed.   
> I cannot pin down the time too well because it took several hours of  
> compilation to fail.)
> I am putting a link to a posting I made on this issue below, in case  
> its thread expands to provide good hints for other R/Leopard users.   
> (Simon's suggestion about moving "lib 1" to "lib" worked for me.)
> http://www.nabble.com/problem-installing-2.6.1-on-OSX-Leopard-%28after-failed-MacPorts-install%29-tf4933141.html#a14119813
> Simon Urbanek wrote:
>> No. The failure is due to a strange symlink in /usr/local/lib that
>> points to itself. I suspect that this has something to do with an
>> upgrade from Tiger to Leopard or Xcode 3 installation and that Apple
>> actually creates that infinite symlink. Given that there is "/usr/ 
>> loca/
>> lib 1" lingering around, I'd bet that
>> sudo rm /usr/local/lib
>> sudo mv '/usr/local/lib 1' /usr/local/lib
>> will fix the problem.
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