Bug 98642 - XQuartz 2.7.11 does not work with R (RStudio); 2.7.10 does
Summary: XQuartz 2.7.11 does not work with R (RStudio); 2.7.10 does
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.11 (xserver-1.18.4)
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium blocker
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-08 14:03 UTC by rwoldford
Modified: 2016-11-08 19:55 UTC (History)
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Description rwoldford 2016-11-08 14:03:25 UTC
Updating to XQuartz 2.7.11 causes RStudio (https://www.rstudio.com) to freeze
   - RStudio fails to complete booting
   - I suspect (but cannot verify) that tcl/tk might be part of the problem.

The previous release (2.7.10) was perfect.
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-11-08 19:31:44 UTC
What exactly happens?  Can you provide console output?  Are there any crashes?  Can you take a spindump?
Comment 2 rwoldford 2016-11-08 19:55:38 UTC
OK,  I just reinstalled and was **unable** to reproduce the problem!!!

I’m not sure what (if anything) has changed.

I suspect (a guess)  that maybe some global variables (e.g. DISPLAY) stayed inappropriately set after installation.
This time, I made sure that I took the precaution of logging out and in again after installing 2.7.11, 
That’s what makes me think that maybe the variables got reset properly when I logged in again.

Please retract my bug report. Mea Culpa.
It seems to have been resolved.  


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