[Rd] OSX Yosemite (10.10): Are package binaries the same as for OSX Mavericks (10.9)?

Dan Tenenbaum dtenenba at fredhutch.org
Mon Oct 27 19:21:59 CET 2014

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Henrik Bengtsson" <hb at biostat.ucsf.edu>
> To: "R-devel" <r-devel at r-project.org>
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 11:16:10 AM
> Subject: [Rd] OSX Yosemite (10.10): Are package binaries the same as for OSX Mavericks (10.9)?
> I'm trying to help someone to troubleshoot possible OSX Yosemite
> issues, but I've only got access to OSX (< 10.9) so I cannot check
> myself.
> When building/installing binary R packages, there are different
> binaries depending on OSX version.  For instance, CRAN provides
> different binaries for 'OS X Snow Leopard' and 'OS X Mavericks', e.g.
> http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/matrixStats/index.html.
> What about the new OSX Yosemite?  From
> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-devel/R-admin.html#Yosemite
> it
> looks like its binaries are the same/compatible with those of 'OS X
> Mavericks' - can someone please confirm this?  Another way to put it,
> if a repository provides OSX Mavericks binaries will an OSX Yosemite
> user install these or we s/he fall back to installing from source?

Yes, a Yosemite user will by default be installing packages built on Mavericks using the Mavericks build of R, and they should work.


> Thanks
> Henrik
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