[Rd] Installer package destroys permission settings on
stefano.iacus at unimi.it
Sat Jun 26 09:41:23 CEST 2004
Thanks for raising this problem. I agree, the installer should not
change the permissions on /Applications (but user can decide to install
the application somewhere else and move it to /Applications later as a
It only affects the directory where you choose to install R.app (the
few KB application). So the rest of your system is safe (at least)
As for the R.framework: it should stay in /Library/Frameworks in this
release as well as for 1.9.0. So nothing changes there
I've just upload a new version of the installer on CRAN. It will take
till tomorrow to propagate on the web.
Apart from this (serious) issue: user should upgrade always to the
latest version of R
As said in the ReadMe file, you should install the libxml2 package if
you use Panther (which seems to be your case).
On Jun 26, 2004, at 2:17 AM, reitter at mle.media.mit.edu wrote:
> Full_Name: david Reitter
> Version: 1.9.1
> OS: Mac OS X 10.3
> Submission from: (NULL) (126.96.36.199)
> The installer package seems to change the permissions on the
> folder (and probably on other folders as well), which means that a
> normal user
> (that does not happen to have user id 501) cannot open the
> Applications folder
> anymore. Both group and user are changed to id '501' (which doesn't
> exist on my
> system). 501 is usually the first user on a system.
> Also, it seems to change permissions of the root directory /.
> Running Disk Utility ("repair permissions") helps in such a case --
> provided you
> are able to run Disk Utility without accessing your Applications
> folder (which
> might be hard for the non-techie).
> The libxml package that is included does the same kind of BS, but this
> time with
> the less important /usr folder.
> I could reproduce the problem by installing R again after I ran the
> repair permissions script.
> I wonder if this is a general problem with Apple's installer.
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