On 27 Nov 2009, at 17:28, Uli Kusterer wrote:
> On 20.11.2009, at 19:31, Damien Sorresso wrote:
>> bootstrap_check_in() doesn't require root privileges. It only requires that you be advertising the named service in your launchd.plist.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but the plist is static, and needs to be installed with root permissions by an installer. How would we generate a plist with a dynamic service name without root permissions? Trying to coerce bootstrap_check_in() and generating a file on disk for this purpose seems like a terrible hack to me.
Doesn't launchd have per-user contexts in addition to the root context? So couldn't you e.g. stick the plist in ~/Library/LaunchAgents (for instance)? That doesn't require superuser privileges, right? Not sure which version(s) of Mac OS X it works for, mind.
Alternatively, if you don't want to use launchd for some reason, presumably you could:
1. On 10.5 and earlier, use bootstrap_register(), which is known to work.
2. On 10.6 and later, use bootstrap_check_in() *without* a plist, which works even though it would have required superuser privileges on earlier versions?
I haven't tried any of this, I'm just trying to come up with suggestions that might work.
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