Samsung printer drivers open up the system
Posted Jul 18, 2007 15:34 UTC (Wed) by drag
Parent article: Samsung printer drivers open up the system
This is the sort of thing I had to deal with when I was a admin assistant for a few hundred OS X machines a few years ago.
Every time you'd install some sort of big-name application you'd have to go and run a permissions repair on OS X because of the widespread changes those apps would do on a system.
Don't ask me why, or what exactly. A permissions repair was just one of those little Apple voodoo things that you had to do periodicly to keep the machines from crashing or doing bad things.
(Plus HFS+ sucks badly, but that's a entirely different story.)
This, and my Windows experiance, shows that this sort of behavior and attitude is normal for consumer-grade closed source software. Sure for 'Enterprise' applications those companies know that customers are generally savy enough to complain when they behave badly with the system, but for consumer-grade stuff I think it's normal just to not give a F***.
If changing permissions around to setuid root would be handy way to avoid a certain class of support issues, I am sure they would happily do it.
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