Need advice with Lion permission changes

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Tue Aug 2 16:01:40 CDT 2011


I too am interested in the answer to this.  I'm not sure it ever got
resolved in the previous thread on the question.  Is there anywhere under
Lion that files can be installed for use by all users without having to
resort to chmod commands?
Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 5:02 AM, Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at kestner.de>wrote:

> Hi Sean, (it is your first name - right?)
>
> thanks for your quick response.
> I have read your previous post about this, but it is still not clear for
> me,
> or I misinterpret it. In the apple restrictions posted below, all write
> accessible paths begin with "~", what means for me it's the users path. And
> at the end you are pointing to /Library/Application
> Support/<app-identifier>, what means for me it’s a common path. This would
> be, what I am looking for, but as I read apples guidline, its forbidden,
> see
> above.
> Where am I wrong?
> Thanks
> Tiemo
>
>
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-livecode-
> > bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von Shao Sean
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 2. August 2011 11:23
> > An: use-livecode at lists.runrev.com
> > Betreff: Re: Need advice with Lion permission changes
> >
> > As previously mentioned:
> >
> > • /Library (Mac OS X only)—Applications that share resources between
> > users store those resources in this version of the Library directory.
> > Sandboxed application are not permitted to use this directory.
> >
> > "Sandboxed applications" are apps from the Mac App store.. If the end
> > user is downloading from your site then you can use that directory..
> >
> > If you are going through the Mac App store you can use the following
> > info:
> >
> > Your application must adhere to the following requirements:
> > • You may use Apple frameworks such as User Defaults, Calendar Store,
> > and Address Book that implicitly write to files in specific locations,
> > including locations is not allowed to access directly.
> > • Your application may write to temporary paths that you acquire using
> > the appropriate Apple programming interfaces.
> > • Your application may write to the following directories:
> >       • ~/Library/Application Support/<app-identifier>
> >       • ~/Library/<app-identifier>
> >       • ~/Library/Caches/<app-identifier>
> > where <app-identifier> is your application's bundle identifier, its
> > name, or your company’s name. This must exactly match what is in
> > iTunes Connect for the application.
> >
> >
> > So it looks like you should move your shared files from /Library/
> > Preferences to /Library/Application Support/<app-identifier>
> > regardless if you are using the Mac App store or direct downloads..
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