[R] Correct file permissions?

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Mon Dec 17 18:57:19 CET 2001

On Mon, 17 Dec 2001, [iso-8859-1] Göran Broström wrote:

> I'm running 'R cmd CHECK' (on Linux) and get a WARNING:
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> *   Found the following text files with incorrect permissions:
> .
> .
> .
> *   Please fix permissions.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> What is 'correct permissions'?

A package needs to have enough permission to be used by users and written
without errors by root (for installation).

The current check is that permissions are at least 644 (rw-r--r--) for
files and 755 (rwxr-xr-x) for directories, which is a little stronger than
necessary, but is usually reasonable.


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