[R-SIG-Mac] similar problems installing Rcmdr with R.
jfox at mcmaster.ca
Wed Sep 25 02:57:39 CEST 2013
I've added a section on "Mac OS X Trouble-shooting" to the Rcmdr
installation notes at
with explicit instructions on the recent problems experienced by Sarah and
Mark. I'd appreciate it if you could take a look at this to see whether the
instructions are clear. Also, are there other cases that I should cover?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rodney Sparapani [mailto:rsparapa at mcw.edu]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 2:43 PM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: 'Hebblewhite, Mark'; r-sig-mac at r-project.org; Simon Urbanek
> Subject: Re: [R-SIG-Mac] similar problems installing Rcmdr with R.
> On 09/24/2013 01:34 PM, John Fox wrote:
> > Just to be clear:
> > sudo chmod a+rx/usr/local/*
> > didn't work, but
> > sudo zsh
> > chmod -R 755 /usr/local
> > did work?
> > Frankly, I don't get that, since the first command should insure that
> > everyone has (at least) read and execute permission (i.e., level 5).
> > I think that I'll add a trouble-shooting section to the Rcmdr Mac
> > installation notes, but I would like to understand why one approach
> > here and not the other.
> > Best,
> > John
> Hi John:
> That makes sense. sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/* does not descend into
> the subdirectories. To make that work, you need
> sudo chmod -R a+rx /usr/local
> Rodney Sparapani, PhD
> Manager of Statistical & Computational Operations
> Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)
> Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Milwaukee, USA
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