Problems with installation on Mac

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dkaplan's picture
Joined: 08/04/2009

I spoke to Steve Boker at SMEP as I was having problems loading OpenMx on my Mac. The problem seems to stem from the absence of a fortran library, and this was seen as a problem in R installation. Does any one have a solution to this problem?


pdeboeck's picture
Joined: 08/04/2009
Sounds similar to the problem

Sounds similar to the problem I had. See

We never did conclude this was a permission problem. Perhaps you can try the permissions steps suggest first. (They didn't work for me, but that could be due to user error.)

Steve's picture
Joined: 07/30/2009
I took a look at David's

I took a look at David's installation and he is lacking the symlink to libgfortran.2.dylib that should be in /usr/local/lib. I don't know why some people's R installations are missing this link. His permissions were fine.

To fix this problem go to a terminal window and type:

cd /usr/local/lib
sudo ln -s /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/2.9/Resources/lib/libgfortran.2.dylib

And then type in your password.

A previous thread addresses this issue:

tbates's picture
Joined: 07/31/2009
If sudo is needed I guess it

If sudo is needed I guess it could be a permissions issue, but I wonder if people get this problem if they download a lite install of R - one that doesn't allow them to compile their own packages, and which the R developers have left out the symlink for? I'm thinking something like an upgrade package without supplemental tools instead of the full install.

That directory also has dylib links for tcl and tk for me, so I wonder... as they are left out of the lite package too

mspiegel's picture
Joined: 07/31/2009
Can you copy/paste the output

Can you copy/paste the output from running the installation script?