NOTE: Before upgrading to El Capitan

I upgraded my cousin’s iMac which had MacOS X 10.6.8 Snow Leo installed straight up to MacOS X 10.11.1 El Capitan (yes, the new beta, and yes, might not have been the smartest move on my part).

Had some problems with Mail and iPhotos but solved them in the end.

However some apps would no longer install, namely I could not install the libdvdcss.pkg (required by Handbrake to rip my DVDs to my Mediathek), nor OSXfuse (free system extension which allows my Mac to write to NTFS formatted disks).

I tried to directly copy libdvdcss.2.dylib to the /usr/local/lib folder but found that it did not exist.

I tried to create it via the Finder as well as via the terminal (trying su and sudo) but was told I do not have permission (even as administrator).

I tried to copy it over from a different Mac but again without success (as expected).

The way I finally solved it was to install Yosemite on an external hard disk, started up from the external, set up Handbrake and OSXfuse on there, and use Migration Assistant to import a user with all his settings from that external hard disk (funnily enough trying to put the user onto the iMac FROM the external did not work).

I did not have any such problems on my other Macs where I installed libdvdcss.pgk and OSXfuse before upgrading to El Capitan.

The files are now where they are supposed to be, with SYSTEM being the owner. I still do not have write permission to /usr or /usr/local.

So my conclusion was that there is a permission problem with creating the folders.

Just thought I’d let those know who like to set up their system from scratch.

It could be this:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/09/os-x-10-11-el-capitan-the-ars-technica-review/8/

Am I missing something?
Isn’t El Capitan supposed to be available for public download today?
I see sites (NBC.com) that say its there, but I don’t see it in the App Store, just Yosemite

[quote=217192:@Dave S]Am I missing something?
Isn’t El Capitan supposed to be available for public download today?
I see sites (NBC.com) that say its there, but I don’t see it in the App Store, just Yosemite[/quote]
Give it 30 mins, just off the phone with Tim.

10.11.1 is just into beta.
10.11.0 is out today.

[quote=217197:@Scott Siegrist]10.11.1 is just into beta.
10.11.0 is out today.[/quote]
He knows that, he’s saying that it’s not available just yet. Going by past releases, I’d say it should literally be available any minute now.

https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1018109117?mt=12

Well that may be ok for Sweden… but not the US app store

you have to type “EL CAPITAN” in the US stores SEARCH…
glad to see Apple is on the ball (and I mean that spinning rainbow one)

Just a guess, try with ‘en’ instead of ‘se’. Havn’t tested it though :slight_smile:
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1018109117?mt=12

[quote=217213:@Albin Kiland]Just a guess, try with ‘en’ instead of ‘se’. Havn’t tested it though :slight_smile:
https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1018109117?mt=12[/quote]
yeah that worked too :slight_smile:

Albin - that link worked for me. :slight_smile:

[quote=217186:@Kem Tekinay]It could be this:

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/09/os-x-10-11-el-capitan-the-ars-technica-review/8/[/quote]

Thanks, that’s what I figured too. The article states:

[quote]The file and directory protections are the part of SIP that users are most likely to actually encounter. To start with, SIP drops an impenetrable curtain around the following four locations:

/System
/bin
/usr
/sbin[/quote]

so some installers might be in trouble, but as my little escapade shows it might not be as impenetrable as ArsTechnica assumes …

/usr/local is whitelisted as being writeable, but only if it already exists. I would call the inability to create /usr/local after the fact a bug, but I haven’t thought about what the security implications of that would be…

In almost all cases, the installers shouldn’t have been writing there in the first place. Apple’s been pushing things out of /System for years now and it was never a good idea to touch /bin or /sbin.

Joe got the point. And for me Apps for OSX shouldn’t have an installer at all except AppStore Packages. Still love drag & drop from DMG files into App Folder. An Installer on OS X is just a Showstopper making me not to install it at all.

It’s a .pkg.

Would love to see how you install a system extension by “dragging from a .dmg” … :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Does /usr/local/ exist on a brand new El Capitan system?

Of course. I do not think Apple is ready to dump Unix file structure yet :wink:

It does not exist in Snow Leo which is the root of the problem …

Do you assume or have you checked? It doesn’t exist in Snow Leo, and that is the sixth iteration of OS X …