[Rd] R CMD build looking for texi2dvi in the wrong place (R-devel)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 05:40:07 CET 2015

On 12/01/2015 6:26 PM, Dan Tenenbaum wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Simon Urbanek" <simon.urbanek at r-project.org>
>> To: "Dan Tenenbaum" <dtenenba at fredhutch.org>
>> Cc: "R-devel" <r-devel at r-project.org>
>> Sent: Monday, January 12, 2015 5:50:35 PM
>> Subject: Re: [Rd] R CMD build looking for texi2dvi in the wrong place (R-devel)
>> Dan,
>> On Jan 12, 2015, at 7:50 PM, Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba at fredhutch.org>
>> wrote:
>>> R CMD build fails with recent R-devel because it is looking for
>>> texi2dvi in /usr/local/bin, but on this system, MacTex has
>>> installed it in /usr/bin.
>> No, you're looking at the wrong package - texi2dvi comes from texinfo
>> which is now mandatory in version 5.2+ located in /usr/local since
>> OS X comes with an old version. You should install it from
>> http://r.research.att.com/libs/texinfo-5.2-darwin10.tar.gz
> Thanks, was there an announcement that I missed about this and if so, where was it? 

It has been in the NEWS file since Jan 6.  You can see it there, and
would have seen it announced here:


Duncan Murdoch

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