After installing Lion, I started having permission problems for something so simple as tossing files in the trash. So, perhaps stupidly, I did a "Get Info" on the hard drive and changed the permissions to this:
- System - Read & Write
- Wheel - Read & Write
- Everyone - Read & Write
I then ran the Disk Utility on the Lion Recovery partition and "repaired permissions" there as well. And on reboot, ran "Keychain First Aid" inside of the Keychain Access program.
The computer works fine now — or seems too — but I'm wondering what future problems I've unleashed. Are these settings a disaster waiting to happen?
And if yes, what's the simplest way to reverse tracks without reawakening the permissions problems I had just after update?