[R] problem installing 2.6.1 on OSX Leopard (after failed MacPorts install)
Dan.Kelley at dal.ca
Sun Dec 2 21:46:52 CET 2007
This message reports a problem, and its solution. I found the solution while
posting. Since others may have the same problem, I am continuing with the
I am having a different problem than the one that others have reported (e.g.
Whether I try to install R as a whole, or individual packages, the installer
has a problem near the end. The message is as follows.
The Installer could not install some files in "/".
Contact the software manager for assistance.</pre>
I looked at the installer script and found the error message as follows.
Dec 2 16:14:40 Macintosh pkgExtractor: BomFileError 62: Too many
levels of symbolic links - ///usr/local/lib
A quick check shows that, indeed,
is messed up. It is an infinite link to itself. But, another directory
seems to be the original directory, that was moved aside by something. (I
think that something was a failed installation of MacPorts, based on the
directory creation time, but that's onlly a guess.)
So, the workaround is to
sudo rm /usr/local/lib
sudo mv /usr/local/lib\ 1 /usr/local/lib
(Note the use of backslash to protect the space in the directory name.)
After this, I found that I can install the individual packages (gfortran
etc) or the whole R application, without problem.
Other information: I've recently upgraded from Tiger to Leopard. There was
a pre-existing R on the system.
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