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Re: Nmap/Zenmap 4.62-test8 packages for Mac OS X
From: bensonk () acm wwu edu
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 12:23:10 -0700

It works great for me.  One hitch I had was that I'm running on HFS+
with case-sensitivity enabled.  I had to rename two of the files in the
Zenmap.app bundle to their lowercase versions to get everything to work.
The files I had to rename were:
Zenmap.app/Contents/MacOS/Zenmap.bin to zenmap.bin
Zenmap.app/Contents/MacOS/zenmap-wrapper.py to zenmap_wrapper.py

After I did that, everything works like a charm, including running it as
a normal application.  OS X doesn't complain that it's not universal
like it used to.  Excellent work, David!  Thank you.  

http://acm.wwu.edu/~bensonk/zenmap_osx_test8.png

Benson

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 10:31:49AM -0600, David Fifield wrote:
Hello,

I have prepared the latest testing package of Nmap and Zenmap for
Mac OS X.

http://nmap.org/dist/nmap-4.62-test8.dmg (19.6 MB)

This release prompts for a password to enable running the application as
root. We had a discussion about different ways to do this at

http://seclists.org/nmap-dev/2008/q2/0353.html

The method I chose was method 1 from that thread, to just run the entire
application as root. This is in line with what happens on other
platforms. It requires no platform-specific changes to Zenmap itself,
and so will allow an official release to happen sooner. I was mistaken
before; this method still keeps files in the normal user's home
directory, but if creatd in privileged more they will be owned by root.
The method of privileged execution may change in the future, but I have
learned that Authorization Services was not designed for this kind of
use.

As an added bonus, the authorization wrapper is a compiled executable,
so it convinces the operating system that the application really is
universal. This may fix the problem Benson reported of not being able to
run the application on a PowerPC computer running Mac OS X 10.5.

David Fifield

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