[R] File permissions and packages, openVignette

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jan 22 17:59:54 CET 2004

>>>>> "Crispin" == Crispin Miller <CMiller at picr.man.ac.uk>
>>>>>     on Thu, 22 Jan 2004 12:08:01 -0000 writes:

    Crispin> Hi,
    Crispin> I've got a quick question about file permissions and packages...

    Crispin> I'm creating my own package, and am having problems
    Crispin> with its vignette not being seen when I install it
    Crispin> into R...

    Crispin> As I understand it, the permissions of the source tree should be as
    Crispin> follows:
    Crispin> o Directories -   drwxrwxr-- 
    Crispin> o Files -         -rw-r--r--

No.  Directories (most of the time) need the 'x' bit everywhere
(and typically shouldn't be group writable) hence:

o  Directories -   drwxr-xr-x  (aka 755) 
o  Files       -   -rw-r--r--  (aka 644)

I don't know if this solves your problem.

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