[R] tiny bug in R installation (redhat)

Dan E. Kelley kelley at Phys.Ocean.Dal.CA
Wed Mar 1 19:21:24 CET 2000

First, let me join the chorus of praise for R.  (Hey, isn't somebody going
to analyse all these praise emails in some statistical way?)

I'm writing to point out an error in the file permissions in the
linux/redhat version.  (I'm using R-base-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm, by the way.)

The permissions in /usr/lib/R/doc/html aren't correct, since
'function.html' and 'packages.html' are both only readible by the owner
(who is the system user, named 'root'), and not by normal users.

Sure, I can fix this on my machine (and have, of course), but I thought it
was worth pointing out so that somebody can tweak either the "spec"
file that was used in generating the linux/redhat package, or
perhaps the Makefile that I presume is being used by other R installers.

Dan E. Kelley                   internet:   mailto:Dan.Kelley at Dal.CA
Oceanography Department         phone:                 (902)494-1694
Dalhousie University            fax:                   (902)494-2885
Halifax, NS, CANADA, B3H 4J1    http://www.phys.ocean.dal.ca/~kelley

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