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From "Felix Cheung (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (SPARK-18817) Ensure nothing is written outside R's tempdir() by default
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 21:57:59 GMT


Felix Cheung updated SPARK-18817:
    Priority: Critical  (was: Major)

> Ensure nothing is written outside R's tempdir() by default
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SPARK-18817
>                 URL:
>             Project: Spark
>          Issue Type: Sub-task
>          Components: SparkR
>            Reporter: Brendan Dwyer
>            Priority: Critical
> Per CRAN policies
> {quote}
> - Packages should not write in the users’ home filespace, nor anywhere else on the
file system apart from the R session’s temporary directory (or during installation in the
location pointed to by TMPDIR: and such usage should be cleaned up). Installing into the system’s
R installation (e.g., scripts to its bin directory) is not allowed.
> Limited exceptions may be allowed in interactive sessions if the package obtains confirmation
from the user.
> - Packages should not modify the global environment (user’s workspace).
> {quote}
> Currently "spark-warehouse" gets created in the working directory when sparkR.session()
is called.

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