[R] Permissions after install of R 1.8.1.

Rolf Turner rolf at math.unb.ca
Tue Feb 10 22:15:33 CET 2004

I just encountered another mild funny in encounters with R 1.8.1.  I
did a make install (as root) of my newly built R 1.8.1.  When I tried
to test it I was told ``permission denied'' in respect of

I had a look, and the permissions on R.bin were indeed

-rwx------    1 root     other     7138492 Feb 10 16:52 R.bin*

Every ***other*** file in the directory, except for one, had permissions


as I would have expected (root's umask is 22).

The one other oddball file was libRlapack.so which had permissions
-rwx------ like unto R.bin.

I changed the permissions and everything seems to be working now ....
But ***why***?  (And again, why me?)


						Rolf Turner
						rolf at math.unb.ca

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