/Volumes closed, what to do now?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by Sciuriware, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. Sciuriware macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    #1
    Hi all,
    I updated my iMac to Sierra 10.12; so far everything seemed OK, even my own programs.

    BUT ... my remote connections (via AFP) to my other machines fail since then.
    It appears that the directory /Volumes which looked formerly (I think over many years):

    drwxrwxrwx@ owner=root, group=admin

    suddenly looks:

    drwxr-xr-x@ owner=root, group=wheel

    So, without a chmod I can't put mount points in there.
    Of course I could sit somewhere else and mount my remote systems on a directory in there,
    but some of my programs conform to the standard that all mounts are in /Volumes.
    Does anybody know if the change in 10.12 is a measure against some security problem?
    Should I just change the mode of /Volumes back to drwxrwxrwx? Or should I make my own?
    Need some advice.
    Thanks for reading this and thinking it over.
    ;JOOP!
     
  2. Sciuriware thread starter macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    As Disk Utility would reset all permissions to normal, changing /Volumes is no option.
    So I created my own /Volumes in my home directory and rewrote all associated software.
    ;JOOP!
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's also not a good idea to change ownership on directories created by the system. Doing so can lead to unexpected results from the operating system or other applications. Apple changed /Volumes to be owned by root to improve security. Refer to https://forums.developer.apple.com/message/169554 for more information
     
  4. Sciuriware thread starter macrumors regular

    Sciuriware

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    #4
    Thanks for the link (I'm not alone).
    Still it would be great if APPLE would add some info with new updates.
    This is not the way to find out; I'm retired, but I must not think
    of still working on a project and then clashing with this kind of stuff.
    Remember that umask was dropped in Mavericks?
    Little changes that kill your deadlines.
    Thank Heaven for forums like these.
    ;JOOP!
     

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