[Rd] File permissions test during R CMD check

Paul Gilbert pgilbert@bank-banque-canada.ca
Fri, 15 Mar 2002 10:19:32 -0500

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> There is an assumption that
> umask 022
> in INSTALL (on Unix-alikes) actually works. 

I have discovered that Mandrake 8.1 /etc/bashrc sets the umask for many
users to 002, which is a problem because files extracted from cvs have
group write priviledges. It is fairly easy to fix, once the source of
the problem is recognized. I'm not sure how widespread this is in other
Linux distributions.

Paul Gilbert
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