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Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 06:59:41 GMT

Can someone do 

ls -alh / | grep App

and post the results?

My Applications directory is suddenly demanding authentication every 
time I want to move something there; this screws up automatic updates 
(Azureus even told me so).

Mine looks like this:

drwxr-xr-x+ 131 root  wheel   4.3K Dec  2 16:34 Applications/

which means it's only writable by root. I'm running as an admin, but I'm 
not sure if admins are in wheel or not. I'm guessing I installed 
something that changed the permissions. I did the "repair permissions" 
thing, which didn't change anything.

Thanks.
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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Gregory Weston » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:07:36 GMT

In article <003a72da$0$18973$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




On my machine the group also has write.

G

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Ian Gregory » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:07:52 GMT




isis$ ls -alh / | grep App
drwxrwxr-x+  42 root   admin   1.4K Nov 28 00:13 Applications

Your's lacks group write permission and the group is different.

I am running an up to date 10.5 system but I haven't verified or 
repaired permissions for ages so I am not certain that mine is 
"correct".

Ian

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Jolly Roger » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:10:42 GMT

In article <003a72da$0$18973$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




# ls -alh / | grep App
drwxrwxr-x+ 136 root   admin   4.5K Dec  1 16:38 Applications


I bet that's what happened.


Interesting.

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:13:35 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




It probably is. Thanks for the quick reply! I'll chown myself back in 
there. I'm guessing I installed some Linux-specific-type software that 
changed the enclosing directory to what it though it should be. Could be 
anything. 

Hmm. Ah, it's probably that Sun VirtualBox thing that I want to play 
with. Maybe I'll drop them a note -- that sort of thing could confuse 
the unwary.

Thanks again.

BTW, I discovered that I could check my membership in groups etc with 
dsmemberutil(1), something like:

[~]$ dsmemberutil checkmembership -U warren -G admin
user is a member of the group
[~]$ dsmemberutil checkmembership -U warren -G wheel
user is not a member of the group
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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Jolly Roger » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:24:53 GMT

In article <003a761b$0$18975$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,





You may be able to examine the receipt for that installer to see if it 
modified /Applications.

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:33:00 GMT

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




Good hint! It looks like it was the Darwin Streaming Server did the 
dirty work. You'd have thought they'd have known better. Installed it 
yesterday, playing with streaming video. VirtualBox is innocent, I tells 
ya, innocent.

Thanks.
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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Troubled Tony » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:44:54 GMT



I've never heard of that command. Huh.

Ah, it's a commandline interface to Directory Services.
NetInfo went bye-bye.

I use 'id' fer myself.

What's the new 'vipw'?

Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Ettore Aldrovandi » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:44:56 GMT



Here's mine:

mac054:~> ls -lde /Applications
drwxrwxr-x+ 55 root  admin  1870 Dec  1 22:35 /Applications
  0: group:everyone deny delete


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Ettore Aldrovandi

Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Troubled Tony » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:46:18 GMT



Whenever you get to checking it out,
post a review, thanks.

Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Ettore Aldrovandi » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 07:50:11 GMT




Hardly. Linux does have a wheel group, but GNU thinks it's evil.


I'm running Sun VirtualBox, and (see another post) my /Applications has 
standard (I hope!) permissions.


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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Jolly Roger » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:00:16 GMT

In article <gh4e21$36b$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,






I'm not sure what makes you think that would somehow exclude all 
Linux-type software from being able to change permissions or ownership 
of folders on a system...

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Tom Stiller » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:05:18 GMT

In article <003a72da$0$18973$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,




To find out what groups your user is a member of, enter 'groups' in a 
terminal window.

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Jolly Roger » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:07:03 GMT

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Or better yet, issue this command:

     id

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Ettore Aldrovandi » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:35:01 GMT







That's not what I meant. I was merely commenting on the likelihood of some 
Linux-specific-type software to chgrp things to the "wheel" group, not on its 
potential ability to do so.

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