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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: mbroughtn on Apr 08, '08 08:15:50AM
I'm not sure WHEN the policy changed, but indeed up until recently, possibly as late as 10.3, admin users WERE REQUIRED to be part of group wheel. This is going right back to the Public Beta and Puma and Jaguar,

I can't speak to the public beta or 10.1.x, but the clean installs of Jaguar and Panther I keep for testing both show the only member of the group wheel to be root. The admin accounts DO NOT belong to group wheel.



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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: Zeitkind on Apr 08, '08 12:10:48PM

Well.. just look into my old G3/G4-system, updated from 10.1 to 10.5 over the years, and the main admin account is member of wheel. Other, later created admins are not member of wheel. Not sure if I - for ever what reason - put myself into wheel long ago or if it is vanilla setup.



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