Office 2008 Installer Assigns Most Files to User ID 502

Joel Bruner on a bizarre bug in Office 2008’s installer:

First things first: They’ve moved to Apple’s Package Maker (.pkg) installer files, good news for the enterprise rollouts? Well, unfortunately they’ve created all the packages to install most all of the files with the owner set to 502.

This will grant a non-admin user — if that user is the second one created on the machine — ownership of some top-level folders in /Library/ and /Applications/.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008