[R-SIG-Mac] RSwitch

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Wed Jul 1 23:33:18 CEST 2009


On Jul 1, 2009, at 5:26 PM, cstrato wrote:

> Dear Simon,
> On my Mac (10.4.11) I have installed different versions of R and  
> thus like RSwitch very much. However, in my case it works only when  
> I am logged in as administrator.
> Since I am usually logged in as normal user I have to:
> logout -> login as admin -> run RSwitch -> logout -> login as user
> I know this tool is unsupported but do you think there is a  
> possibility for an update?

You can *probably* get this behavior by changing the permissions on  
your R.framework directory. By default, I think it's set to:

drwxrwxr-x  9 root  admin  306 Jun 29 10:39 /Library/Frameworks/ 

Since the RSwitch program monkeys around with which symlinks point to  
what in that folder, you'll need admin rights to use it.

I'm guessing that if you chown or chgrp that directory such that your  
logged in user has the rights to change stuff in there, you can then  
use the app as a non admin .. w/o an app update :-)


Steve Lianoglou
Graduate Student: Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Contact Info: http://cbio.mskcc.org/~lianos/contact

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