[Rd] Not striclty a bug but a problem (PR#1250)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed, 9 Jan 2002 14:34:47 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 9 Jan 2002 ccsshb@bath.ac.uk wrote:

> Version: 1040
> OS: Windows 98 SE
> Problem:
> I have installed R with all help files to a network read-only drive. help.start() requires rw on two files
> ../R/rw1040/doc/html/packages.html
> ../R/rw1040/doc/html/search/index.txt

What exactly is reported?

> This is a minor issue as running R 1.4.0 help from the start menu works fine.

But it won't work fine if the set of installed packages is changed, if
that is an issue.

> Perhaps the next version may address this?

Could you suggest a patch?   Does adding try() as in



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