[Rd] the case of building R snapshot without svn nor network connection.

Yihui Xie xie at yihui.name
Sat Mar 16 18:29:41 CET 2013

"the only place for it is /dev/null" --> hi Achim, I bet this is a
nice fortune candidate :)

Yihui Xie <xieyihui at gmail.com>
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On Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM, Simon Urbanek
<simon.urbanek at r-project.org> wrote:
> On Mar 16, 2013, at 10:13 AM, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:
>> Network access is *not* a given, nor is the privilege of installing arbitrary "uncertified" and "non-essential" tools - whatever the meaning of "uncertified" and "non-essential" are, those being defined, as is "design goal", etc, by some small committee.
>> It is a very common scenario, e.g. banks & telecom, some part of public/government service and health care. This does not seem to sink in without repeating.
> Network access is not needed to build R - apparently that fact did not seem to sink in, either. This entire thread is based on false assumptions and as such the only place for it is /dev/null

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