[R-SIG-Mac] R.framework installation package suggestions

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri Sep 18 15:05:08 CEST 2009


On Sep 18, 2009, at 12:20 AM, John Purnell wrote:

> Having recently installed the the binary OS X R.framework package I
> have 2 suggestions:
> 1. Symlinks are created for both ../Resources/man1/R.1 and Rscript.1  
> in the /usr/local/man/man1 directory.
> 2. The 2 symlinks R and Rscript which are created in /usr/bin rather  
> be created in /usr/local/bin if the directory exists.

/usr/local/bin is by default *not* on PATH so for all regular Mac  
users both of the above is useless. If you are managing your own /usr/ 
local then there is nothing preventing you from creating the synlinks  
to /usr/bin (not that I understand why you would want that but that's  
another story ...). However, from your comment I gather it may be  
worthwhile to symlink the man pages to /usr/share/man ...


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