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Enable to run some 'root' task on Mac using 'Requires an Administrator' option

On Mac, I want my application to run as a service (under /Library/StartupItems)

To do that, i need to be administrator so I select 'Requires an Administrator'. Everything works fine : I create files and directories without problem but It failed to start my service (not allowed to run message).

It seems that the job I want to run need more than root privilege ?

I also try to run a simple bash script without succes.

Actually, the only solution I have is to ask the user to restart his mac :(
Any good idea welcome.

thx
guillaume
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dgunthor
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Re: Enable to run some 'root' task on Mac using 'Requires an Administrator' option

it won't start the service until you reboot

you can start it manually by running a shell script though
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Re: Enable to run some 'root' task on Mac using 'Requires an Administrator' option

hi dgunthor,

>you can start it manually by running a shell script though

yes... but how ?
The end-user must run a shell script in sudo mode once the installation is complete ?

guillaume
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