[Rd] File permissions test during R CMD check

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd@debian.org
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 07:52:05 -0600

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 01:37:14PM +0000, Prof Brian D Ripley wrote:
> > Right -- That is why I suggest to alter file perms/modes on /installation/
> > not package creation.
> and you omitted two paras of why I thought that was not the answer.
> Briefly:
> 1) It's not clear we can alter perm/modes on installation on all OSes.
> 2) Users may need to modify the source files to get the package to install
> (especially the C files).

What I don't get is that I need to be root on my Unix boxen too in order to
install R package (at least into their default loci where I prefer to keep
them).  With either the big bad root hat on, on the fact that you should
inherit ownership alteration rights within your local directories (below
$HOME) say I do not see 2) as an issue.

I cannot speak to 1).

It was just a suggestion, anyway. I wrote myself a release.sh which grabs
files, copies them locally, alters them then runs R CMD build.


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