[Rd] R CMD INSTALL and file permission settings
andreas.leha at med.uni-goettingen.de
Sat Jun 8 20:41:42 CEST 2013
Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> writes:
> The directory /usr/local/lib/R/site-library can be used for site-wide
> multi-user installations of R.
> This is even the default on Debian and Ubuntu (following a suggestion by
> Kurt and Fritz a decade ago over beers -- what could be better). However,
> R enforces wrong permissions on directories and files there (removing
> group-write) which effectively defeats this purpose, and breaks multiuser
> installation: if Tom, Dick and Harry are members of group 'r-users', each
> one can install in the directory, but neither can _upgrade_ a package
> installed by one of the others.
> I would like to correct this.
This is just a message from a user who would greatly appreciate such a
change. We have written a script based on inotify to correct that group
writing permissions which we would gladly dismiss again.
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