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Authored by: Basilisk on Nov 25, '03 11:27:55PM

Fooling with the Authorizaton framework is a surefire way to trouble.

Installers are not the only applications which require authorization services, and the AuthServices API expects proper behavior from the trampoline. Disabling it in this manner will cause grief.

If you don't trust the installer click the nice, big "Cancel" button Apple has already provided. Its what its there for.

And contrary to the assertions in the "Other effects?" comment above, installers cannot just be limited to installing to /Library. Any installation which requires a kernel extension (video drivers, mouse drivers, etc.) need to install to /System/Library/Extensions. /Library/Extensions is not a probed location for kernel load for extensions (see Apple's developer documentation for why).

Bas



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