[Rd] 'R CMD build' and file permissions
hpages at fhcrc.org
Fri Oct 5 22:58:42 CEST 2007
When building a source package on Linux with 'R CMD build',
the files in the resulting tarball don't have the original
The problem is that the packages I want to build include an SQLite
data base (an .sqlite file) and, before I run 'R CMD build', I've
made this file read-only (chmod 444) because I want this DB to be
read-only. Then if I install by running 'R CMD INSTALL' directly on
the source directory, everything works as expected (the permissions
of the installed .sqlite file are conserved). But if I run 'R CMD build'
in order to produce the tarballs (I need to distribute those packages),
then, when the user will install them, the SQLite DBs will not be
Is there a way to prevent 'R CMD build' from changing the permissions
of the source files?
Thanks in advance!
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