[Rd] R install doesn't set permissions (PR#767)

B.Rowlingson@lancaster.ac.uk B.Rowlingson@lancaster.ac.uk
Fri, 15 Dec 2000 17:54:51 +0100 (MET)

Full_Name: Barry Rowlingson
Version: 1.2.0
OS: Redhat 6.2/i386
Submission from: (NULL) (

Just did a straightforward ./configure/make/make install of R-1.2.0
and it seems that it doesn't set permissions on the R_HOME directory
properly (or at all!).

[root@chinstrap R-1.2.0]# make install
mkdir /usr/local/lib/R

 hence /usr/local/lib/R gets permissions from whatever root's 
default is - in my case rwx------, and users cant start R.

 Fix it after installation with:

 chmod -R 755 /usr/local/lib/R

 To fix the installer? Maybe use the install program from the 
fileutils package?



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