R-0.90.0 untar

Martin Maechler Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 17:30:54 +0100 (MET)

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

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

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

anonymous FTP (through emacs' ange-ftp/efs) works fine for me.

    PaulG> 2/ From Netscape (Linux) with
    PaulG> ftp://cvs.r-project.org/pub/CRAN/src/base/R-0.90.0.tgz or
    PaulG> http://cvs.r-project.org/pub/CRAN/src/base/R-0.90.0.tgz

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

same big problem for me.
I thought it was because had other big problems today,
but the reason seems these funny permissions.

tar tfvz R-0.90.0.tgz
lists most files with permissions



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