Panther Install Question

Alex Rice alex at mindlube.com
Thu Oct 30 13:55:36 EST 2003


On Oct 28, 2003, at 4:48 PM, Brian Maher wrote:

> I can now get Rev to start but I immediately get the following message:
>
> There was an error saving your licensing key.  Check file permissions. 
> can't open stack backup file
>
> Obviously, I did not set the permissions as well as I thought I did.  
> Can anyone give me the correct way to do this?

It could be this is really new for Panther. (I always run as an admin 
user so it hasn't bitten me) But OS 10.3 fixes a bug where files copied 
from DMG files have wide open permissions (world writable). This was a 
security problem, but the side effect of it would be that in 10.0-10.2 
you could probably run Revolution OK as a non-admin user. In 10.3 the 
correct file permissions on install might actually cause apparent 
problems with Rev. Just speculating.

<http://www.atstake.com/research/advisories/2003/a102803-2.txt>

Alex Rice <alex at mindlube.com> | Mindlube Software | 
<http://mindlube.com>

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