Lets assume we have a RS Teams environment with RSPro, Connect and RSPackage Manager installed and configured.
Normally, when a user installs a package - RSPro downloads that package from PackMan and stores the files in the users home.
Now - lets say we want to instead have a global install location, where lets say a super user comes in and installs all those packages - so instead of all the analysts individually installing - they would simply load their packages from this one location.
If I could separate my question in to two parts:
Ignore whether or not you think this is good/bad practice. From a purely system level - will taking an approach like this have any negative effects? Will it cause the Teams suite to break in any way? Or is it safe to take this approach.
Asssuming then it is safe to do the above - how good/bad of a practice would this be? Would it significantly impact user experience? Or would it be seamless?
As for the 'why?'. Well, the users want to not have to install the same version of a package 100 times for 100 different people.
I have a sense for some of the pros/cons of this - but I would really like to hear the communities opinion on this.