Re: [Rd] Installation, permissions of /usr/local/lib/R (PR#9054)

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Sun 02 Jul 2006 - 09:13:37 GMT

Thibaut Jombart <> writes:

> wrote:
> >I said
> >./configure --with-readline=no --with-x=no
> >make
> >make install
> >
> >and everything works except that /usr/local/lib/R/etc/ldpaths was not readable
> >as normal user.

> You don't say if you installed R as root or as a normal user.
> Did you try:
> chown your-user-name /usr/local/lib/R/ -R
> ?
> Or, if you intend to make R available to several users, create a R users
> group and then type the previous command replacing "your-user-name" by
> "R-users-group-name". Maybe this would help.

More likely, the umask setting was too restrictive during make install. AFAIR, "umask 022" (i.e. no write permission for anyone except user, but read and execute allowed) is needed to enable non-root users to run R. Some systems set it differently, and we're not overriding that since it could be a policy issue. It's not a bug.

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