[R-SIG-Mac] R CMD build "cannot open compressed file" with R 3.6.2

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Wed Dec 25 19:02:36 CET 2019

"Permission denied" suggests that this is not related to R. Perhaps you ran R with elevated permissions yesterday?

On December 25, 2019 8:37:36 AM PST, Spencer Graves <spencer.graves using prodsyse.com> wrote:
>Hello, All:
>       I just upgraded to R 3.6.2 and suddenly got, "cannot open 
>compressed file" with "R CMD build" of a package that I built yesterday
>with R 3.6.1, and I don't recall having gotten an error message with
>       What do you suggest I do to get around this?
>       Thanks,
>       Spencer Graves
>$ R CMD build Ecfun
>* checking for file ‘Ecfun/DESCRIPTION’ ... OK
>* preparing ‘Ecfun’:
>* checking DESCRIPTION meta-information ... OK
>* installing the package to build vignettes
>* creating vignettes ... OK
>* checking for LF line-endings in source and make files and shell
>* checking for empty or unneeded directories
>* building ‘Ecfun_0.2-2.tar.gz’
>Warning in gzfile(tarfile, "wb", compression = compression_level) :
>   cannot open compressed file 
>'/Users/sbgraves/Documents/current/R/Ecfun_0.2-2.tar.gz', probable 
>reason 'Permission denied'
>Error in gzfile(tarfile, "wb", compression = compression_level) :
>   cannot open the connection
>Execution halted
>$ r
> >sessionInfo()
>R version 3.6.2 (2019-12-12)
>Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin15.6.0 (64-bit)
>Running under: macOS Catalina 10.15.2
>Matrix products: default
>[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>attached base packages:
>[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods base
>loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
>[1] compiler_3.6.2
> >
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Sent from my phone. Please excuse my brevity.

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