installing R with tcltk

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Jun 11 18:32:58 PDT 2015

On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 8:39 PM, Mark Brethen <mark.brethen at>

> believe "tk" installs with quartz by default (and is preferred). Is this a
> limitation of the "R" port? BTW R version 3.2 is already released and the
> port should be updated.

It looks like the R tcltk stuff assumes that several X11-specific things
are present and therefore won't work with quartz. The upstream R developers
would need to conditionalize those on X11 instead of blindly assuming that
tk always implies the use of X11.

(I note the upstream builds of the latest version also assume X11 for

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