Context for the Problem
I've been downloading the new services and automator actions for the new Snow Leopard services menu, but I haven't been able to access them from the user profile I normally use (which is not an administrative user). I can access them from the administrative user.
I've narrowed it down to the
/Library/Services/ folder having the wrong owner (I think). Here is the owner on my machine:
mycomputer:~ user$ ls -l /Library | grep 'Services' drwxrwxr-x 6 root admin 204 23 Jun 08:47 PDF Services drwx------ 14 administrator wheel 476 3 Sep 17:41 Services
administrator is the administrative user on my computer. I'm guessing that this folder should have another user. I need to know what the 'normal' owner for this folder is (assuming that it is not the administrative user) What does this command return on your machine?
Or am I off-base? Is it the group that is the problem? Is there something else I can do? I don't want to mess around with the ownership and group of the folder without knowing what they should be.
The problem was both the ownership and permissions on
/Library/Automator They both were:
drwx------ administrator wheel
and they need to be
drwxr-xr-x root admin
I have no idea how they ended up being owned by the
administrator in the first place.