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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: hellomrzebra415 on Jan 10, '12 09:59:47AM

I log in as root to compile images for Jamfs Casper Suite. If you do not login as root you have to enter password each time a new package is called up to be installed. If you log in as root you do not. This way I can start the compile and walk away. Also sometimes it can take hours to compile an image with a lot of packages and needs to run over night, am I going to login in from home and put in the password each time an app is run, I do not think so. This is why I log in as root, Also the net boot image that is used to image a mac, needs to be logged in as root for the imaging process to work correctly.



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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: arcticmac on Jan 10, '12 12:20:51PM

Hm... I'm not familiar with that one, but it seems like you might have some luck running the Jamfs software as root on a non-root login. Just open a terminal window and do something like

sudo /Applications/JamfsThingy.app/Contents/MacOS/JamfsThingy

(where you'd obviously put in the right class to the admin app). Should solve the problem of prompting for a password every time. The second one sounds more complicated.



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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: applebit on Jan 10, '12 06:38:07PM

I think the reason most people are scared of root is the same situation as a person being scared of guns. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

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Jon McCullough
Systems Support Specialist



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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: arcticmac on Jan 10, '12 10:17:02PM

Not logging in as root is arguably easier:
1) I don't have to enable the root account
2) I don't have to close my current session, I just run whatever I need using sudo within my current session
3) I don't have to deal with weird bugs like this, because the rest of my current session is still there, so I can mount the afp server normally and access the mount from the software running with elevated privileges.



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10.7: Mount AFP volume with root bug
Authored by: neuralstatic on Jan 13, '12 01:55:23PM

*facepalm*



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