[Rd] Installer package destroys permission settings on /Applcations (PR#7025)

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at math.uni-augsburg.de
Sun Jun 27 17:51:54 CEST 2004

On Jun 26, 2004, at 9:41 AM, stefano iacus wrote:

> Thanks for raising this problem. I agree, the installer should not 
> change the permissions on /Applications (but user can decide to 
> install the application somewhere else and move it to /Applications 
> later as a temporary solution)

I'd say that it shouldn't read "the installer should", but rather "the 
package creator should" - again the package is very badly created - 
same as the R 1.9.0 one and defies all mechanisms Apple provides in the 
Installer. It's not a fault of the Apple's Installer but rather how the 
package was created (Apple's Package Manager provides ways to set 
rights correctly). Unfortunately the only way to get proper 
installation of R (if you didn't build you own package) is to 
re-compile it and use corresponding make install commands. I have 
addressed this issue previously and even created a package template, 
but sometimes things just don't change :(


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