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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: Frederico on Jan 09, '12 08:15:56AM

Great tip; thanks. Only run into this a couple times so far, and I was just using FUS to get it mounted and get the job done.

Now it's time to queue up the inevitable 'you don't need root, no, really, you never, ever need root and are foolish to use it under any circumstances and you deserve to have your computers stolen as a result. ' punditry by people who just don't get the power or proper circumstances of root. (;



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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 09, '12 08:58:28AM

I haven't found a need to login as root to the GUI since at least 10.2.x, maybe even 10.1.x, back when there were some installers that didn't elevate authentication privileges properly (or at all).

So, I'm game...really, what need do you ever have to log in as root in the GUI? Seems that everything out there that needs root privileges knows how to let you authenticate to it via an admin account. But I would be interested in hearing any scenarios where it's necessary, and by necessary I don't mean "it's easier, and I don't have to put in my password all the time." I have no desire to go back to the Classic Mac OS days where every user had full unmitigated power to drop the System Suitcase (equivalent of the OS X kernel) into the Trash. Yeah, it allowed for some nice hacks, but hacks are not what I want in 2012. :-)



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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: diamondsw on Jan 09, '12 09:47:28AM
Actually, you're going to get that advice from people who perfectly understand the power and circumstances of root, which evidently you don't. If you're logging into the GUI as root and stuff doesn't work, that should be a huge warning sign that you're doing it wrong.

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