R-0.90.0 untar

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 11:13:34 -0500

 I had a couple of problems getting R 0.90.0.  In case anyone has
similar problems, I though I would mention them.

1/ I can't use "ftp cvs.r-project.org" from either home or work. The ftp
service does not seem to be available. Perhaps this is intended. I only
discovered it because I thought the file I got through Netscape might be
corrupted. (I don't understand why Netscape ftp://... should work but
anonymous ftp does not.)

2/ From Netscape (Linux) with

I get a file which gunzips ok. Also  tar -xf  in /tmp or when signed
onto my file server works. However, if I try to untar on a workstation
in a directory mounted from the file server, it fails with lots of
messages about "Error while closing: Operation not permitted." I suspect
this may be a peculiar combination of user/group ownerships (perhaps not
all with the same ids on my workstation and server), but I have never
had the problem before (not even with R-devel from a few days ago).

Paul Gilbert

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