Maya PLE Mac OS X installer suspicion

Maya PLE Mac OS X installer suspicion

Post by Greg Tren » Sun, 10 Apr 2005 22:06:40


Before I do this can someone who has done this already tell me exactly
what sort of *** Maya PLE is intending to install all over your hard
disk(s) ?

I take it that is looking to install files in directories like /usr/bin as
well the Applications folder, otherwise I can't see why it is needing an
admin password (and uses a non standard installer). I do not like giving
an installer admin privilidges no matter who it is.

Also does this app phone home ? Obviously I can snoop on it with
tcpdump/tcpflow etc but I would like to know before hand

Thanks very much,

Greg
 
 
 

Maya PLE Mac OS X installer suspicion

Post by Lawson » Sun, 10 Apr 2005 22:52:21


If you're so afraid of it, why are you contemplating using it?

 
 
 

Maya PLE Mac OS X installer suspicion

Post by Greg Tren » Sun, 10 Apr 2005 23:51:33

In article <85R5e.3214$%c1.1962@fed1read05>,



I'm not afraid of Maya, I used to use it in a production environment a
couple of years back, but was interested in refreshing myself a little on
my Mac in my own time,

I would like a complete install list, which is not available pre-auth in
the installer,

something like:

/usr/local/bin/aliasscli
/usr/local/bin/licencekey.txt
/usr/local/bin/aliaspyware
/usr/local/bin/aliaspyware.conf

/Applications/Maya/Maya.app
/Applications/Maya/Maya extras/

~/Library/Alias/Maya/Maya.plist

etc

Maya (even PLE I would guess) is a big complex application with many
support files, I would be very grateful to know from someone who has done
it on a Mac what it is installing and where as the information is not
available on alias's site for some reason.

Thanks very much
 
 
 

Maya PLE Mac OS X installer suspicion

Post by Lawson » Mon, 11 Apr 2005 15:57:08


Honestly, I don't have the answer easily, but why don't you install, watch
what is installed, then uninstall. The key you receive from Alias via modem
registration remains valid indefinitely for that machine, so your second
install just requires you to type in your original key again.