tidyverse installation fail on MacOS 10.11.6 el capitan


I am currently in the process of installing the tidyverse package on my MacOS 10.11.6 system. I have R version 3.6.3 and R Studio version 1.1.463, which are the latest versions compatible with my operating system.

Despite my efforts, I have encountered persistent failures in attempting to install tidyverse. Upon analyzing the error messages, it appears that the issue is related to the age of my operating system. Specifically, a crucial dependency known as "systemfonts" necessitates a .o file from MacOS 10.13, a version newer than my current 10.11.

This incompatibility has resulted in error messages similar to the one provided below:

ld: warning: object file (/private/var/folders/fr/myfcbqmj1lz2lbklhxkr1s5c0000gn/T/RtmpqdxJab/R.INSTALL472a67fa289e/systemfonts/.deps/lib/libpng.a(pngwio.o)) was built for newer OSX version (10.13) than being linked (10.11)

Your willingness to assist is greatly appreciated. Your guidance could encompass methods for bypassing the dependency, procuring a pre-compiled tidyverse package for binary installation, or acquiring the necessary .o files that are currently absent on my system. Your support is invaluable. Thank you!

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