Skype didn't need permissions to install?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Schtibbie, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Schtibbie macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2007
    Just curious - why, when installing Skype, did Mac OS not require me to put my password in? Basically, a DMG file went to the desktop, which I clicked on and that opened a disk image as mounted. The disk image had me drag the Skype application to Applications folder, which is what installed Skype.

    Is that sort of installation a non-password-requiring type due to its low impact or something?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Administrators have write access to /Applications, among other places.
  3. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604


    Sep 8, 2002
    The Netherlands
    Difference is now that the owner of Skype is set to <your_short_name>, and all other admins can read/write.
    Normally the owner of an app is set to "system" and "admins" can read/write.

    No real issue here.

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