[R] OS X specific question: help.start() won't launch
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 19 14:56:55 CEST 2004
You need to find out what put /usr/local/lib/libxml2.2.dylib
there and correct it. Look at PR#7063 in the R-bugs archive.
Stefano Iacus said there
Please remove your copy of libxml2 in /usr/local/lib, you no longer
need it on Panther and the one included in 10.3.4 is incompatible with
the one in /usr/local/lib
On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Brunsdon C (Comp) wrote:
> I've got the same problem with help.start(). It seems to be a problem with
> the 'open'
> command when executed through R's 'system' function -
> ie system('open something.html')
> gives an error message, whilst opening a new xterm (or console)
> and entering
> open something.html
> works fine (here 'something.html' is the same in both cases.)
> My current work-around is to enter
> - this function is called by help.start -
> and then to 'catch' the name of the url that is meant to be opened
> by stepping through the function until the final 'system' command and
> looking at
> the variable 'quotedURL'. I then open a new xterm and enter the open
> with the value of quotedURL. Once this is done, I make sure I don't
> close the help window for the rest of my R session!
> I'm sure there must be a better way than this - perhaps somebody out there
> can help.
> Some other bits of info may be useful -
> 1) This only started happening when I upgraded to OS X 10.3.5
> 2) The error message I get when I try to execute 'open' from the system
> is as follows
> dyld: /usr/bin/open version mismatch for library.
> (compatibility version of user: 9.0.0 greater than library's version
> 3) I'm using R 1.9.1
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> > [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of David
> > L. Van Brunt, Ph.D.
> > Sent: 19 August 2004 03:35
> > To: R-help
> > Subject: [R] OS X specific question: help.start() won't launch
> > It's been a while since I used R, and have certainly applied a few
> > system patches. Since I installed the latest R.bin, when I type
> > "help.start()" nothing happens anymore. It used to launch a browser
> > with the R help system.
> > Anyone know of any issues here, or ways to re-enable this?
> > Didn't see anything searching the FAQ, just stuff on the java-based
> > search. I don't need that, just need to open the help!
> > Thanks,
> > Dave VB
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