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re: No, no, no, NO! (alternate packages)
Authored by: ClassicUser on Apr 07, '08 12:00:12PM
I should have mentioned… As Josh43 stated:
It's very likely that at least a few of the applications not designed for OSX are still using the wheel security group since it's a valid way of doing things, just not the OSX way.
In this case, the developer of that package should be contacted, and educated on how best to set ownership (and possibly permissions) on the files they are distributing for use with Darwin. I don't think it's a good idea to just accept that there may be packages which attempt to overwrite /System with 501:501, 777. Fix the problem at the source; don't just try to work around the issue via convoluted (and possibly problematic) hacks.

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