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Not compatible with FileVault (OS X --fix-permissions error) #9

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robotskirts opened this Issue Oct 25, 2010 · 12 comments

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@robotskirts

When you click Start Capturing a dialog pops up asking for you password so firesheep-backend can have the system.privilege.admin right. After entering the password and clicking Ok you get an error that says "Run --fix-permissions first". I haven't been able to do this successfully.

OS X 10.6.4
FF 3.6.11

@gregthegeek

I didn't get that with FF 3.6.11 on 10.6.4 instead for me it just didn't load

@matt-
matt- commented Oct 26, 2010

The only way i could get this to work is run firefox as root:

sudo /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin

@astrofrog

I have the same issue - same Firefox and OS X versions.

@codebutler
Owner

Hey - A few people have suggested that this error is caused by File Vault being enabled - are you all using that?

@astrofrog

Yes, I am using FileVault

@robotskirts

Whoops. I accidentally closed this and there doesn't seem to be a reopen.

Yes, I am using FileVault.

@gregthegeek

I am not using FileVault and I got it to work so maybe it is FileVault

@davidaurelio

A workaround is to move the extension directory from your user’s Firefox profile into the application directory (/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/extensions/).

@consti
consti commented Oct 26, 2010

Another workaround is running Firefox with another user through the terminal (I am running with root). You'll then have to reinstall the extension:

1) Start Firefox with another user
sudo /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin

2) Install extension, close Firefox and restart as other user (e.g. sudo).

That fixed it for me

@mjstarks

FYI, I am using the latest version of firefox and Mac OS X and have never used filevault, I still get the fix permissions error.

@abraham
abraham commented Nov 10, 2010

A temporary work around is to use it in the guest account.

You can also move the firesheep extension to the global Firefox extension directory: http://securitymusings.com/article/2240/firesheep-on-a-mac-running-filevault

@codebutler
Owner

Added Filevault workaround. Closed by a50e9fa.

@mickflemm mickflemm pushed a commit to mickflemm/firesheep that referenced this issue Sep 17, 2011
@codebutler Added Filevault workaround. Closes #9. a50e9fa
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