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I am trying to install jenkins on 10.6.8.

In order to do this, I needed to modify the jenkins plist which was owned by root. I gave myself (the admin) permissions to modify this file and added the admin as the user in the plist for jenkins.

Now, the problem is that launchctrl sees my permission change as a security issue and will not launch -- something about dubious permissions on plist.

I changed owner to root, and removed admin permission to write but launchctrl still views the permissions as dubious?

Time for a reinstall? How should I have set the plist in the first place? and what should I do now?

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If the file is owned by root but writable by non-root, you'll get the dubious ownership warning. Change the ownership back to root and the permissions to root-only. See also:

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