[R] Unix-like permissions to allow a user to update recommended packages

From: Patrick Connolly <p_connolly_at_ihug.co.nz>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:11:43 +1200


I installed R from the tar.gz file (as root) in a directory under
/usr/local. The recommended packages are installed in a library in
that directory whereas additional packages I install in a directory under the /home directory as a user.

Updating the additional packages is very easy with update.packages() as a non-root user, but the recommended packages cannot be done so readily because of file permissions.

My question is how do I set the permissions or ownerships in the
/usr/local/R-2.5.0 directory so that everything necessary can be
writable by a user? Should I make a group for R users (total of one member) or is it simpler than that?

TIA

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