trouble with user permissions (Mac OS X, RR2.1.1)

Joel Rees joel at alpsgiken.gr.jp
Thu Oct 9 04:18:02 EDT 2003


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Joel Rees, programmer, Systems Group
Altech Corporation (Alpsgiken), Osaka, Japan
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> 
> On Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at 09:09  PM, Joel Rees wrote:
> 
> > Okay, I just threw it into my Applications folder and it runs okay when
> > I'm logged in as the user I was when I copied it in. But if I log in
> > under a different account (ergo, to test under a Japanese environment 
> > or
> > a non-admin account), I get the unexpected error message.
> 
> What is the error message?

The "unexpected error, the application will now quit" message.

> Is this a standalone, or a .rev stack?

RunRev itself. Standalones do not seem to have this problem.

> Does 
> the stack write to the Applications folder at all? Does it write any 
> other files?

Well, we are talking about RunRev, the dev environment, so I think the
answer to that is yes. (heh)

> > I can get around this (two ways, in fact), but I wonder if the 
> > licensing
> > department would not want me to do that?
> >
> > Is this a bug, or is it just the way the license for RunRev is supposed
> > to work?
> 
> I am guessing it's just a file permissions problem.

If it is just a file permissions problem and not tangled up with the
licensing policy, it would sure be nice to have it fixed.  

I'm thinking it may have something to do with bug #540.

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Joel Rees, programmer, Systems Group
Altech Corporation (Alpsgiken), Osaka, Japan
http://www.alpsgiken.co.jp
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