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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 08:45:20 GMT

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I'll have to find an image to load into it; I've got one somewhere. It 
looks good.
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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Jeffrey Goldberg » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 09:46:00 GMT




% ls -lhd /Applications
drwxrwxr-x+ 245 root  admin   8.1K Nov 30 21:55 /Applications



I don't know how or why that has the group "wheel".

If you've got the right kind of back-ups, see if you can find whether it 
recently changed from the admin group to the wheel group.  Then try to 
figure out what might have caused that change.

Cheers,

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Jolly Roger » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 11:04:14 GMT

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It was an installer he ran. A look in the receipts folder confirmed it.

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 12:15:02 GMT

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It's my fault, I used the term "Linux" when I should have just said *nix 
or something less specific.
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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 12:17:33 GMT

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Aside from which, I rarely back up my Applications directory. I only do 
that kind of backup when there's a major system upgrade in the works. 
I've got our home directories (preferences, documents, email and such) 
backed up every 6 hours or so.
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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Jolly Roger » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 12:25:30 GMT

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Same here. I usually re-install my applications if things get that bad.

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Barry Margolin » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 15:05:20 GMT

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That seems like a weird way to do:

ls -ldh /Applications


Mine looks like this:

drwxrwxr-x+ 100 barmar  barmar   3.3K Nov 29 04:31 /Applications

I'm not sure how it got set to my personal group.  I just set up this 
iMac a few weeks ago, using Migration Assistant to copy from my previous 
machine.  And that machine was configured using Migration Assistant from 
a previous machine where my account was an admin account.  So I suspect 
this is got carried over from that old machine.

I did a permissions repair, and it complained "ACL found but not 
expected" for /Applications and /Library, but it didn't fix them.  They 
look like:

drwxrwxr-x+ 100 barmar  barmar  3400 Nov 29 04:31 /Applications
 0: group:everyone deny delete
drwxrwxr-t+  58 root    admin   1972 Oct 25 14:06 /Library
 0: group:everyone deny delete

I'm doing the following to fix the permissions of everything in 
/Applications:

chown -R root:admin /Applications

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Thu, 04 Dec 2008 21:48:52 GMT

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Fair enough, I missed that d switch somehow.


That's an idea. Looking into /Applications, it's a real dog's breakfast 
of permissions. One'd assume that they're supposed to be owned by root 
and grouped into admin. Some are owned by me and in the "staff" group. 
Hmm. Some are root and wheel.
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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Barry Margolin » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:00:07 GMT

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If you ever install something by simply dragging into /Applications, it 
will be owned by the user who did the drag.

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Re: Applications directory permissions

Postby Warren Oates » Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:39:20 GMT

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That's how a lot (hell, most) of apps are installed -- they come in in a 
.dmg, and you drag them into the Applications folder.
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