R libraries fail to load in IBM SPSS Statistics when running in macOS Big Sur.

Created by Isaac Savedra on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 09:31
Published URL:
https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/node/6350087
6350087

Troubleshooting


Problem

IBM SPSS Statistics fails to load R libraries when you attempt to run R extensions or any R plug-in syntax.

Symptom

Older, incompatible R libraries fail to load.

Cause

The issue is caused by a known issue in macOS Big Sur.

Environment

IBM SPSS Statistics running in a macOS Big Sur environment.

Resolving The Problem

The workaround is to rename the libc++.1.dylib and libc++abi.1.dylib libraries that are located under the R 3.6 lib folder (for example, /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.6/Resources/lib). Renaming the libraries prevents older R library versions from loading and ensures that the correct system libraries are loaded.

Document Location

Worldwide

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Document Information

Modified date:
18 November 2020

UID

ibm16350087