[Rd] tcl problem with R-3.6.3?

Charles Geyer ch@r||e @end|ng |rom @t@t@umn@edu
Sat Feb 29 19:01:21 CET 2020

Just built 3.6.3 from source and tcl doesn't work.  Worked fine with the
same laptop in 3.6.2.  Here's the exact error.

blurfle$ R --vanilla

R version 3.6.3 (2020-02-29) -- "Holding the Windsock"
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Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)

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> sessionInfo()
R version 3.6.3 (2020-02-29)
Platform: x86_64-pc-linux-gnu (64-bit)
Running under: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Matrix products: default
BLAS:   /home/geyer/local/current/lib/R/lib/libRblas.so
LAPACK: /home/geyer/local/current/lib/R/lib/libRlapack.so

 [1] LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NUMERIC=C
 [3] LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8        LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8
 [7] LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8       LC_NAME=C
 [9] LC_ADDRESS=C               LC_TELEPHONE=C

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_3.6.3
> install.packages("aster")
--- Please select a CRAN mirror for use in this session ---
Error in structure(.External(.C_dotTclObjv, objv), class = "tclObj") :
  [tcl] grab failed: window not viewable.
> q()

What's up with that?

Charles Geyer
Professor, School of Statistics
Resident Fellow, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
University of Minnesota
charlie using stat.umn.edu

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