[Rd] Installation, permissions of /usr/local/lib/R (PR#9054)

Jori Mantysalo Jori.Mantysalo at uta.fi
Mon Jul 3 11:55:14 CEST 2006

On Sun, 2 Jul 2006, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

>>> make install
>>> and everything works except that /usr/local/lib/R/etc/ldpaths was not readable
>>> as normal user.

> More likely, the umask setting was too restrictive during make
> install. AFAIR, "umask 022" (i.e. no write permission for anyone
> except user, but read and execute allowed) is needed to enable
> non-root users to run R. Some systems set it differently, and we're
> not overriding that since it could be a policy issue. It's not a bug.

Yep, umask was 077. Maybe 'make install' might warn about that after 

Jori Mäntysalo

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