[MlMt] Auto-updater permission elevation

Michael Münch me at mmuench.org
Fri May 21 13:13:39 EDT 2021

On 18 May 2021, at 18:00, mailmate-request at lists.freron.com wrote:

> From: Felix Lange <fjl at twurst.com>
> To: MailMate Users <mailmate at lists.freron.com>
> Subject: [MlMt] Auto-updater permission elevation
> Hi,
> I use MailMate from a non-admin user account. It is installed in 
> /Applications, and
> apps installed there require admin permission to update. I’m on Big 
> Sur.
> Quite a while ago, the MailMate auto-updater stopped working for me, 
> failing with
> a permission error. It used to be that it would prompt for the admin 
> password,
> but this doesn’t happen anymore.
> Is anyone else using this kind of setup? Does it work for you?

I have the same issue.

It appears that from r5805 to r5806 the ”group“ and ”other” 
permissions in the MailMate.app folder were changed from ”r-x” to 
”——”, so executing for anybody but the owner is not possible 
anymore (as is the case when installing the application from an 
administrator account, and then trying to use it from any other 

➜ ls -al MailMate_r5805/MailMate.app/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x@ 10 michael  staff   320B May 13 22:05 Contents
➜ ls -al MailMate_r5806/MailMate.app/
total 0
drwx------@ 10 michael  staff   320B May 17 21:31 Contents

The same holds for the hierarchy below ”Contents” (and for r5807).

- Michael.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.freron.com/pipermail/mailmate/attachments/20210521/2832694e/attachment.htm>

More information about the mailmate mailing list