[Rd] file permissions check

Ben Bolker bolker@zoo.ufl.edu
Thu, 20 Sep 2001 16:33:18 -0400 (EDT)

  Why does R CMD check require write permission on all files in the
package directory?
  I'm trying to maintain some of my packages using RCS, which means that
depending on the current state of the system there may be a bunch of
read-only files lying around.  However, unless I'm missing something I
don't see why that ought to be a problem that R detects and stops on.  For
the time being I'm just going to hack around it, but what is the rationale

  Ben Bolker

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