[R] R INSTALL failure w/ Mac OSX
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 5 20:55:53 CEST 2001
On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Harry Mangalam wrote:
> Hi All,
> We're having some problems with the Mac OSX port of R V1.2.3 binary that came from CRAN in that a (Perl) scripted installation of the xgobi library halts unexpectedly. The commandline that fails is:
> R --silent INSTALL --library=/usr/local/genex/lib/R/library \
> The comment from the affected user is:
> It still hangs just after "Installing source package
> 'xgobi'", then " R" appears on the next line (including the space).
*That* happens if there are no Rq... files in the R directory. Is tar
working correctly? I would try untaring the package, checking that the
R/* files are there and then installing the unpacked version.
BTW, the hanging won't happen in the next release.
> I saw the thread on " Difficulty with R CMD INSTALL " and was wondering if others have had a similar problem on OSX.
> Using R 1.2.3 on x86 linux (RH & Debian), I've never seen this problem, so I'm wondering if it's a porting artefact.
> Harry J Mangalam -- (949) 856 2847 (v&f) -- hjm at ncgr.org || mangalam at home.com
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