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10.5: Join 'wheel' group as possible fix for system issues
Authored by: PizzaCake on Apr 09, '08 07:30:53AM

I had many permission based problems after upgrading from Tiger to Leopard. The symptoms included spotlight not finding some files and finder asking for admin password to delete files in my home folder. I remember even though the GUI tools (e.g. Sys prefs>users>advanced) stated I was in the staff group when I ran unix commands to check this, I wasn't. I tried many things including the password reset utility to no avail. Only by using unix commands in Terminal was I was able to remedy this by adding myself to staff group and changing group ownership of files in my home folder. Now everything works as expected. How permissions are handled in Leopard changed from Tiger and I believe this was the cause of my systems problems.

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