|Summary:||R CMD check flags symlinks pointing to non-existent files as permission problems on NA|
|Product:||R||Reporter:||Hin-Tak Leung <htl10>|
Description Hin-Tak Leung 2015-01-05 01:39:09 UTC
I have some sym-links between the old R 2.x and new R 3.x vignette locations to keep the same code base for multiple R versions. When accidentally moved the files for which the symlinks point to, The current dev HEAD (trunk@67316) "R CMD check" shows: --- * checking for sufficient/correct file permissions ... ERROR Found the following files with insufficient permissions: NA Permissions should be at least 700 for directories and 400 for files. Please fix permissions and try again. OK --- That's certainly misleading and nowhere near what the actual problem is, particularly with the "NA" part about files with insufficient permissions.
Comment 1 Martin Maechler 2016-08-12 12:56:59 UTC
This does look like a bug, albeit rare. Even though your description is quite precise, there are still many different ways for such symlinks between vignettes/ and inst/doc/ (I assume). - which direction - which files are symlinked - are the symlinks relative or absolute Could you create a small fake package and attach its tarball to this bug report, please? (or close the bug report, in case this problem has been fixed; we did do something about symlinks in the not so distant path ..) Thank you in advance!