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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: kyngchaos on Apr 07, '08 08:28:34AM

I've never been a member of group 'wheel', and I've never had permissions problems in any version of Leopard. Only 'root' should be in the 'wheel' group.

'admin' is the group you need to be in for administrator privileges.



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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: kyngchaos on Apr 07, '08 08:34:02AM

Forgot to say, just to be clear: this goes for any OSX version as far as I can remember - only root in wheel, admin group for admin privs.



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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: chiggsy on Apr 10, '08 06:05:00AM

Wheel group:

some implementations of sudo and su require the login to be in the 'wheel' group, or in other words, only users in that group can su to root.

Now, this is simply a fact of unices, not some horrid thing to be kept secret. For example:

I work in gnu screen always. One of my screens is started with

sudo su -m

in order to keep my current environment but still be root for quick macports installs, easy_install, CPAN , whatever...

All the squealing about this hint is curious to me ( although as a fix, seems a poor idea.. you should not need to have that group access in os X for anything, with netinfo, no? )



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