Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/10/29

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] El Capitan Rootless Workaround
From: robert.rose at (Robert Rose)
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:24:38 -0700

If you get hung on a broken peripheral or App problem in El Capitan, there 
is a work around to disable root protection (?SIP?, System Integrity 
Protection, also called ?rootless? mode) now present in OS X (and probably 
future updates).  This might be good info to keep around, as Apple is 
unlikely to remove root protection, and individual developers and peripheral 
makers may not be interested in updating drivers for legacy devices or Apps 
to work with SIP.

Before you curse Apple (or threaten to move to Windows or Canada) appreciate 
that SIP reduces the attack surface for malware that relies on modifying 
system files by preventing any user, whether with system administrator 
(?root?) privileges or not from modifying a number of operating system 
directories and files.  So, consider whether or not you want to dispense 
with this protection.

This is to be classed as an IT adventure, as it is more then simply 
unchecking a box in the Preferences panel: