[R] Checkinstall and R-2.14.0

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Nov 15 00:34:45 CET 2011

On Tue, 15 Nov 2011, Andrej Kastrin wrote:

> I try to install the latest R version using checkinstall (v. 1.6.2) on Ubuntu 
> 11.10.

> mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/share/man': No such file or 
> directory


   This usually means that you don't have write permissions for that
directory. I assume the ubuntus are the same as Red Hat and Slackware:
application installation is done by the root user, usually from root's login
shell. Since the ubuntus prefer users use sudo rather than define a root
password and use su -, try that route.


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