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Permissions problems
Authored by: klktrk on Sep 30, '05 11:08:45AM

First, thanks for the updated version. Nice to finally be rid of those pesky messages.

Second, unfortunately, the distribution installs GeekTool with very odd permission bits set. If you install it at the System level (/Library/PreferencePanes), it will only work for the user who installed it. The main nib file is chmod 700 so other users can't use it. This is the case with other nib packages inside GeekTool. Also, all regular files, such as .tiffs, .pngs, .plists, and .string files are 755 instead of 644. No need for these to be executable.

To make the new GeekTool work for more than one user, go through the GeekTool.prefPane package and change *.nib *directories* from 700 to 755. (The regular file *.nibs can be set to 644). There are also a bunch of other permission bits weirdnesses, but I don't think they will stop the preference pane from working.



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Permissions problems
Authored by: wallybear on Oct 03, '05 02:06:53AM

Thanks for the info. I'll fix this and post it soon.



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