Greetings and Salutations Nigel,

I've "augmented" the base R install via an unofficial, e.g. not sanctioned by 
CRAN, Rtools build. This can be found here:

https://github.com/coatless/r-macos-rtools

Presently, the latest release only supports the R 3.4.* line:

https://github.com/coatless/r-macos-rtools/releases/tag/v1.0.0

I'll likely update it this weekend to provide support for R 3.5.*. In 
particular, I'll bump the compiler from clang4 to clang6.

Sincerely,

JJB

´╗┐On 5/17/18, 11:45 AM, "R-SIG-Mac on behalf of Nigel Delaney" 
<r-sig-mac-boun...@r-project.org on behalf of nigelfdela...@gmail.com> wrote:

    Thanks for the responses so far.
    
    David - indeed those instructions are up to date, but people are
    struggling with the issue and unable to fix that (and keep trying to
    install from source).
    
    Chuck - Thanks also for the suggestion, it's a good idea.  I'm hoping
    we might be able to have a one step installation to keep things simple
    though.
    
    Cheers,
    Nigel
    
    On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 9:39 AM, Berry, Charles <ccbe...@ucsd.edu> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> On May 16, 2018, at 11:40 AM, Nigel Delaney <nigelfdela...@gmail.com> 
wrote:
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> Mac binaries on R are distributed as .pkg files available from CRAN
    >> for installation.  Does anyone know if the source script (assuming a
    >> script is used) that generates this pkg file is available anywhere?
    >> The pkg seems to contain a few elements like a postflight/postinstall
    >> script that I could not find in any open source repository and are not
    >> part of the R binaries.
    >>
    >> We have a few users who are dealing with the fortran compiler issues
    >> on Mac, and were hoping to just modify the current .pkg to contain a
    >> few more packages, was hoping to avoid reinventing the wheel on the
    >> packaging scripts.
    >>
    >
    >
    > Why not just provide those users with the binaries for those packages?
    >
    > If there are more than a few users and/or more than a few packages that 
need this treatment, set up your own repository and put the binaries there. See:
    >
    > 
https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html#Setting-up-a-package-repository
    >
    > HTH,
    >
    > Chuck
    >
    >
    >
    
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