root.pkg on the MacHD root?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Nameci, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    What is root.pkg? And i am just surprised today that I have seen it on my root of the MacHD volume. I have moved it to trash to be safe.
  2. alexprice macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2005
    Can you right click it and choose 'Show Package Contents' Then see whats inside..
  3. munkery macrumors 68020


    Dec 18, 2006
    An item located in the "root" of your filesystem is not synonymous with a process running with elevated privileges (root in activity monitor).

    Even if you are running as an admin with write privileges to the "root" directory, security sensitive folders within the "root" directory require "System" level privileges to modify.

    Secondary click a folder, select "Get Info", and look at the folder's permissions to see the required write privileges for the folder.

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