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

stefano iacus stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Mon Jun 28 00:45:47 CEST 2004

On Jun 27, 2004, at 5:51 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> 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" -

I never said that this is Apple's installer fault. It was my fault of 
an unfortunate clicking on the option to overwrite permissions.

> 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 :(
> Cheers,
> simon
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