Re: R-alpha: R directory standard

Paul Gilbert (la-jassine@aix.pacwan.net)
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 07:35:06 -0400


Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 07:35:06 -0400
To: R-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch
From: Paul Gilbert <la-jassine@aix.pacwan.net>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: R directory standard 

...
>>> where in the long run `/usr/local' should be read as `installation 
>>> prefix'. 

>> I think /usr/local has to be called the installation prefix even in
>> the short run. 

>Oops ... O.k.  What we should definitely provide for all platforms is a
>`plain' .tar.gz file with filenames relative to the installation dir.

I hope "definitely provide" means "the preferred way to do it", rather than
"also provide." If you are going as far as PGP to check source then you
should at least make installation scripts which don't have to be run as root.

Paul Gilbert

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