SyncUp for Mac

SyncUp for Mac

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Version:
2.0b1
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
December 10, 2004
Price:
Purchase
Operating Systems:
Mac/OS X 10.3
Total Downloads:
323
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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  • 1 stars

    "installer permissions \"ScrewUp\""

    January 16, 2005   |   By Hal Itosis

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    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I can verify some user complaints which have preceded. My PowerBook G4 running 10.3.7 has but two accounts: the 'main' admin created when the computer was first run (uid=501), and a second user severely limited (uid=502). Beyond those two users, login as 'root' has also been enabled.

    I ran the SyncUp installer while logged in as the main admin (501). I immediately noticed that the SyncUp folder in /Applications belonged to user 502 (***!?). So I logged in as root and repaired the SyncUp manually (using Terminal).

    Then I decided to investigate further. To my utter surprise, a number of OTHER items had also be changed to grant exclusive ownership to uid 502. This command in Terminal will summarize the errors:

    ls -halon / /usr /usr/local /usr/local/bin | grep 502

    drwxrwxr-t 45 502 502 - 1K 16 Jan 15:05 .
    drwxrwxr-t 45 502 502 - 1K 16 Jan 15:05 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 502 502 - 6K 10 Dec 09:04 .DS_Store
    drwxrwxr-x 61 502 502 - 2K 16 Jan 15:05 Applications
    drwxr-xr-x 10 502 502 - 340B 16 Jan 15:05 usr

    drwxr-xr-x 10 502 502 - 340B 16 Jan 15:05 .
    drwxrwxr-t 45 502 502 - 1K 16 Jan 15:05 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 502 502 - 6K 3 Dec 06:17 .DS_Store
    drwxr-xr-x 6 502 502 - 204B 16 Jan 15:05 local

    drwxr-xr-x 6 502 502 - 204B 16 Jan 15:05 .
    drwxr-xr-x 10 502 502 - 340B 16 Jan 15:05 ..
    -rw-r--r-- 1 502 502 - 6K 3 Dec 06:17 .DS_Store
    drwxr-xr-x 27 502 502 - 918B 16 Jan 15:05 bin

    drwxr-xr-x 27 502 502 - 918B 16 Jan 15:05 .
    drwxr-xr-x 6 502 502 - 204B 16 Jan 15:05 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 502 502 - 229K 3 Dec 06:13 rsync


    Interestingly enough, repairing permissions with Disk Utility did not clear out all the errors:

    Determining correct file permissions.
    User differs on ./Applications, should be 0, owner is 502
    Group differs on ./Applications, should be 80, group is 502
    Owner and group corrected on ./Applications
    Permissions corrected on ./Applications
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./System/Library/Filesystems/cd9660.fs/cd9660.util. New permissions are 33261
    User differs on ./usr, should be 0, owner is 502
    Group differs on ./usr, should be 0, group is 502
    Owner and group corrected on ./usr
    Permissions corrected on ./usr
    User differs on ., should be 0, owner is 502
    Group differs on ., should be 80, group is 502
    Owner and group corrected on .
    Permissions corrected on .
    The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume


    Disk Utility's repair omitted the following items:

    localhost:~ root# ls -halon / | grep 502
    -rw-r--r-- 1 502 502 - 12K 16 Jan 15:41 .DS_Store

    localhost:~ root# ls -halon /usr | grep 502
    -rw-r--r-- 1 502 502 - 6K 16 Jan 15:41 .DS_Store
    drwxr-xr-x 6 502 502 - 204B 16 Jan 15:05 local

    localhost:~ root# ls -halon /usr/local | grep 502
    drwxr-xr-x 6 502 502 - 204B 16 Jan 15:05 .
    -rw-r--r-- 1 502 502 - 6K 16 Jan 15:41 .DS_Store
    drwxr-xr-x 27 502 502 - 918B 16 Jan 15:05 bin

    localhost:~ root# ls -halon /usr/local/bin | grep 502
    drwxr-xr-x 27 502 502 - 918B 16 Jan 15:05 .
    drwxr-xr-x 6 502 502 - 204B 16 Jan 15:05 ..
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 502 502 - 229K 3 Dec 06:13 rsync


    If the SyncUp installer is fraught with such mistakes,
    what confidence should we feel about the app itself?

    -HI-

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