[R-SIG-Mac] Naive question about permissions

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Mon Oct 22 18:34:20 CEST 2012

On Oct 22, 2012, at 12:20 PM, David Bowie wrote:

> Since this is an institutional machine, it occurs to me that it could be an ACL issue, where all the permissions look okay, but since ACLs trump permissions, it still messes with you. That's what happened to me with my institutionally-issued Mac a bit ago, after my university's tech "support" upgraded my machine. Fortunately, if I recall correctly you said you have admin access, so you should be able to fix it yourself if that's the problem.

But as we said earlier, this doesn't seem a permission issue at the FS level since the error comes from some random place that is not the application itself ... If just FS permissions were the issue, you'd get a bash exec error instead.


> David Bowie
> From: Paul Hewson <paul.hewson at plymouth.ac.uk>
>> Right, thanks. Finally sank in.
>> The dialog box looks to me like the Finder icon (I don't know what that means yet, but it doesn't look like the gatekeeper thing which is in newer versions of os x ).   There is sophos on the system and it beyond me to do anything I think.   Anyway, you've given me something to discus with our technical support (like turning sophos off for 2 minutes while I check if that's the problem).   I will email back when it's fixed.
>> Thanks
>> Paul
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