Question about permissions...

DS0167

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Nov 5, 2015
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Hello,

Can someone explain why their is a "everyone personalized" over "system" in almost every apps installed with El Capitan + also a "everyone read only"...?

Am I the only one with this settings ?

Thanks in advance for your lights.

Regards
 
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DS0167

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Nov 5, 2015
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not sure your question is clear. what exactly is the problem? are apps not working?
The problem is to understand why their is twice "everyone" in the permissions of default apps (like "system preferences" or "safari") :

- one "everyone personalized" above "system" ?
- the other one "everyone read only" below "wheel".
 

DeltaMac

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There appears to be two listings for the "everyone" user, on apps that need that configuration for sharing & permissions (not just permissions, eh?) - and you will notice that the only apps with that configuration are the native apps (those that are installed by the OS X installer)
Apps that YOU add to your system don't have that configuration.
I don't think it's anything to be concerned about, as long as you are not experiencing problems.
 

DS0167

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Nov 5, 2015
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There appears to be two listings for the "everyone" user, on apps that need that configuration for sharing & permissions (not just permissions, eh?) - and you will notice that the only apps with that configuration are the native apps (those that are installed by the OS X installer)
Apps that YOU add to your system don't have that configuration.
I don't think it's anything to be concerned about, as long as you are not experiencing problems.

I easily understand why some apps may need a "everyone personalized" for sharing & permissions but I do not understand why "system preferences" would need a everyone personalized above system for sharing or permissions ?

I just reinstall the whole system twice in less than one week and I still have problems like a black screen saying that my computer is shutting down because in encountered a problem (without more explanation), I also need to delete twice my email before they are effectively deleted... etc... etc... so yes I am concerned about the new permissions with El Capian since even in root we just can not modify the permissions and the new disk utility do not repair permission when the disk is encrypted !...

El Capitan does not inspire safety at all...
 

simonsi

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There are many but unintended shutting down sounds like you have some incompatible software/drivers/extensions, try booting in safe mode or using another test account and see if the issues still occur, if they don't then you have a login item loading or some other software causing the issue.

Permissions usually won't allow stuff (at all, not making you delete mail twice before it deletes), perhaps you can't delete anything in your home folder etc.

When you reinstalled did you properly migrate your user and data back into the new installation?
 

DS0167

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Nov 5, 2015
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There are many but unintended shutting down sounds like you have some incompatible software/drivers/extensions, try booting in safe mode or using another test account and see if the issues still occur, if they don't then you have a login item loading or some other software causing the issue.

Permissions usually won't allow stuff (at all, not making you delete mail twice before it deletes), perhaps you can't delete anything in your home folder etc.

When you reinstalled did you properly migrate your user and data back into the new installation?
I did a proper reinstall (erasing my disk and loading ElCapitan with opt cmd R). I did not install any extension or software when the issue re-occure recently... + I have not (still) install any of my personal files or data...

I do not like El Capitan at all and if you can tell me how to return to Yosemite from a Maverick (by default when I bought my Mac), I would be grateful.
 

CoastalOR

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I did a proper reinstall (erasing my disk and loading ElCapitan with opt cmd R). I did not install any extension or software when the issue re-occure recently... + I have not (still) install any of my personal files or data...
I do not like El Capitan at all and if you can tell me how to return to Yosemite from a Maverick (by default when I bought my Mac), I would be grateful.
Here is an article on how to return to Yosemite from El Capitan:
http://www.macworld.co.uk/how-to/mac-software/delete-el-capitan-go-back-to-yosemite-3581872/
 

DS0167

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