Kodiakflds Kodiakflds - 2 months ago 8
R Question

package 'stringi' does not work after updating to R3.2.1

I saw a version of this question posted, but still did not see the answer. I am trying to use ggplot2 but get the following errors (everything worked this morning using R3.0.2 'frisbee sailing' with RStudio version 0.98.1102.

I updated both R and Rstudio and now get the following:

library(ggplot)
Error in loadNamespace(i, c(lib.loc, .libPaths()), versionCheck = vI[[i]]) :
there is no package called ‘stringi’
Error: package or namespace load failed for ‘ggplot2’


So naturally I tried:

> install.packages('stringi')

**There is a binary version available but the source version is later:
binary source needs_compilation
stringi 0.4-1 0.5-2 FALSE**

installing the source package ‘stringi’

trying URL 'http://cran.rstudio.com/src/contrib/stringi_0.5-2.tar.gz'
Content type 'application/x-gzip' length 3641292 bytes (3.5 MB)
==================================================
downloaded 3.5 MB

* installing *source* package ‘stringi’ ...
** package ‘stringi’ successfully unpacked and MD5 sums checked
checking for local ICUDT_DIR... icu55/data
checking for R_HOME... /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources
checking for R... /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/R
checking for R >= 3.1.0... yes
checking for cat... /bin/cat
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make:

command not found

/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 150: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 151: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 152: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 153: make: command not found
/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Resources/bin/config: line 269: make: command not found
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
checking for cl.exe... no
configure: error: in `/private/var/folders/bq/3jbmwwh553s395pjg1m9h7fr0000gn/T/Rtmpugc1jZ/R.INSTALLc4677f69ffba/stringi':
configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
See `config.log' for more details
ERROR: configuration failed for package ‘stringi’
* removing ‘/Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.2/Resources/library/stringi’
Warning in install.packages :
installation of package ‘stringi’ had non-zero exit status

The downloaded source packages are in
‘/private/var/folders/bq/3jbmwwh553s395pjg1m9h7fr0000gn/T/RtmpXvl7fe/downloaded_packages’


Any suggestions on how to get 'stringi' to install? I'm not real familiar with the error output. Should I just try to go back to older versions of R and Rstudio? Ultimately I'm worried that this will be the tip of the iceberg in terms of packages now not working with the updated R

oh and:

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.2.1 (2015-06-18)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin10.8.0 (64-bit)
Running under: OS X 10.7.5 (Lion)

locale:
[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

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

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] plyr_1.8.3 tools_3.2.1 gtable_0.1.2 Rcpp_0.11.6 grid_3.2.1 digest_0.6.8 proto_0.3-10

Answer

I had the same problem. Marek's comment above, that install.packages is looking for the source instead of the binary because it's newer, was correct for me too. But his suggestion to use the "options" line didn't work for me for some reason. This, however, did work:

install.packages("stringi",type="mac.binary")

This is much easier than trying to install a compiler through Xcode to process the source package.