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Authored by: dmmorse on Nov 04, '04 12:36:07PM
Here's the information you asked for:

uid=501(username) gid=501(username) groups=501(username), 20(staff)


drwxrwxr-x  44 root  admin  1496 31 Oct 09:25 /Library
drwxrwxr-x  40 root  admin  1360  1 Nov 22:52 /Library/Fonts

Note: for my own protection, I replaced my actual username with "username". Nothing in the above indicates that a non-administrative account should be able to write to /library/fonts/. However, if the gurus out there tell me the problem is on my end, please let me know so I can 1) fix it and 2) ask Rob to remove the hint.

As a follow up to my original hint, I admit I did jump the gun as far as the default installation is concerned. I deleted the fontbook.plist file and started up FontBook again. The default installation was install "for me only", but any user can select the option "for all users" and install a font in /library/fonts/.

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Authored by: mzs on Nov 04, '04 01:49:41PM

That output indicates that nothing was amiss about the permissions. So that simple hypothesis of why a non-admin user was able to add system fonts seems debunked.

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