[tbb-bugs] #4894 [Tor Browser]: TBB permissions problem in multi-user OS X environment

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Tue Nov 11 13:33:56 UTC 2014

#4894: TBB permissions problem in multi-user OS X environment
     Reporter:  h8a14i20QH   |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
   Resolution:               |   Keywords:  permissions, needs-triage
Actual Points:               |  Parent ID:
       Points:               |

Comment (by knoblauch2014):

 Currently the MacOS installer tries to copy the bundle to the system
 directory /Applications.

 This is inconsistent with the stated aim of a self-contained bundle.

 The installer should copy the bundle to the current user Applications
 directory instead.

 Alternatively, perhaps the application could be redesigned so it does not
 need to update the disk. However that is likely to be time-consuming.

 Fixing the installer should be trivial, so could be done now.

 If it subsequently proves possible to eliminate the need to update the
 installed application, then the installer could revert to copying the file
 to the system /Applications area.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/4894#comment:5>
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