The Apple Installer currently has a bug in it. If a program uses the installer, the permissions on the Applications folder are changed.

My questions is...

how do you fix this?
How do you fix the problem with the installer or how do you change permissions back to normal? I can't help you with the former, you'll have to talk to Apple about that. With the latter, either use a shell, su to root, and use 'chown' if you're familiar with UNIX commands or log out and log back in as root/ then use the Inspector (formally Get Info, command-i) and edit them back manually. There is also a utility on Versiontracker called xFiles that helps you edit permissions of files, and it's drag and drop.

[Edited by dark3lf on 09-29-2000 at 07:40 AM]