Friedrich Leisch (
Mon, 22 Jun 1998 09:20:23 +0200 (CEST)

From: Friedrich Leisch <>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 1998 09:20:23 +0200 (CEST)
To: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: INSTALL -- "RPROFILE"
In-Reply-To: <>

>>>>> On 20 Jun 1998 01:14:36 +0200,
>>>>> Peter Dalgaard BSA (PDB) wrote:

PDB> Martin Maechler <> writes:
Jim> It would also be nice if the proper options were given to mkdir for
Jim> installing libraries: every time a library is reinstalled (debugging),
Jim> mkdir now complains (twice) that it cannot create the directories
Jim> because they already exist.
>> You are right.  Fritz ?

PDB> That's "mkdir -p" but where do we have the offending commands? Is it
PDB> only in (I'll fix those)?

We already had this once before ... just telling mkdir to ignore the
existing dirs is not sufficient, because re-installing a library
without first removing it is currently not clean.

I will look into automatically calling R REMOVE if the library already
exists. Will probably get to it this afternoon.


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