[Rd] File permissions test during R CMD check

Thomas Lumley tlumley@u.washington.edu
Fri, 15 Mar 2002 08:31:35 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 15 Mar 2002 ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:

> I don't see this.  We do not insist that R itself is installed as
> world-readable, and I don't see why we should be doing so for packages.
> Further, it would be convenient to have installed packages
> group-writeable, as then anyone in the group can run update.packages().

Yes --  and many people would argue that it is positively undesirable for
update.packages() to be run as root even if only one person were to run


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley@u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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