[KDE/Mac] binary compatibility

meik michalke Meik.Michalke at uni-duesseldorf.de
Thu Mar 5 13:58:44 UTC 2015

hi rené,

tnaks for the quick resonse!

Am Donnerstag, 5. März 2015, 12:56:16 schrieb René J.V. Bertin:
> A question to start: do you have a way to build RKWard so that it simply
> installs into MacPorts, without trying to bundle all dependencies?

yes, there is an official portfile in MacPorts:

that will install 0.6.2 with MacPorts' R, though. actually, i hope it will 
still fetch the sources, as we've only just recently moved the project from 
sourceforge's svn to KDE's git (but 0.6.2 should still do). up-to-date 
portfiles can be found in RKWard's git repo:
 (in the kde folder)
you can add that locally, as outlined here:

MacPorts doesn't want official portfiles to use libraries outside the MacPorts 
universe, so there's the portfile called "rkward" which is supposed to replace 
the 0.6.2 one on MacPorts soon. then there's the portfile "rkward-devel", 
providing three additional variants of the port ("rkward-devel", "rkward-
binary" and "rkward-devel-binary"); "*-binary" builds against preinstalled 
binaries of R, and "*-devel" fetches the bleeding endge sources from git.

> I might be interested to check out the GUI (and see what R knowledge comes
> back after a couple of years of not using it :))

ha, you can try RKWard's dialogs and hit the "code" button to see what R code 
is going to be run, to get up to speed again ;-)

> >   QIODevice::setTextModeEnabled: The device is not open
> That's a message I've seen on 10.9 also (when running in a VM?); it doesn't
> seem to be of any consequence.

ok, then we can probably just ignore it.

> >   Dynamic session lookup supported but failed: launchd did not provide a
> >   socket path, verify that org.freedesktop.dbus-session.plist is loaded!
> >   rkward(576)/kdeui (kdelibs): Session bus not found
> > 
> > while that .plist is in the LaunchDaemons directory and appears to be
> > running (he reported).
> Did he show output from ps or similar, showing that the dbus is indeed
> running? Can he run standard KDE applications from MacPorts?

the postinstall script in the bundle should take care of this, but i'll try to 
get more information on this.

> One more thought: I don't see any evidence of it in the port files, but
> port:dbus may install differently on 10.7 and 10.10 if you build it from
> source. If so, it's likely not to function correctly even if it runs.

if we could we'd simply build the bundle on 10.9 or 10.10 and check if that 
does the trick. there are some differences between 10.7 and 10.9 which could 
have an impact here (no XQuartz, different R binary package, latest XCode 
version...), but we're currently stuck with 10.7. i'm tempted to install 
GNU/linux on the iMac and run OS X in a virtual machine on that hardware, to 
be more flexible on that side.

viele grüße :: m.eik

  dipl. psych. meik michalke
  institut f"ur experimentelle psychologie
  abt. f"ur diagnostik und differentielle psychologie
  heinrich-heine-universit"at d-40204 d"usseldorf
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