Bug 18930 - Add a permissions check when making an installer package for an app.
Summary: Add a permissions check when making an installer package for an app.
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: mmp ()
Version: 1.8.0
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
: Lowest enhancement
Target Milestone: master
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2014-04-10 13:01 UTC by Jon Goldberger [MSFT]
Modified: 2016-09-26 22:03 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Comment 1 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-04-10 13:07:52 UTC
First an explanation of the issue that was encountered:

Client made a Mac app installer package. When this was installed initially into the Applications folder, the SQLite database was inaccessible due to an error accessing libsqlite3.0.dylib, which was added as a native reference to the app project. After some investigation, it seemed to be a permissions issue and that changing the ownership of all of the files in the .app package to owner user, group admin, allowed the app to function properly. The client then discovered that the libsqlite3.0.dylib in his app project had No Access in the permissions for Everyone. See desk case noted in original comment above for details. The client then changed the permissions to Read Only for Everyone and everything worked as expected.

So the enhancement request would be to add a check, if possible, to make sure that references in the app project have the permissions they need.
Comment 2 Jeffrey Stedfast 2014-04-10 13:47:31 UTC
The solution to this probably depends on where the libsqlite3.0.dylib is coming from...

if it is being included by the Xamarin.Mac packager (aka mmp), then yea, it should probably make sure the permissions for those libs are appropriate.

However, if libsqlite3.0.dylib is being copied into the app bundle as part of the project itself, then the developer probably needs to set the appropriate permissions.

Not sure we want to be going behind the developer's back by overriding his/her permissions.
Comment 3 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2014-04-10 14:12:46 UTC
Yes, the libsqlite3.0.dylib was added as a native reference to his project. Sorry I did not make that more clear. And changing the permissions resolved the issue as noted on comment 1.
Comment 4 Miguel de Icaza [MSFT] 2014-12-03 14:40:58 UTC
While the priority is low, it would not hurt to do this.