Operating system: MacOS High Sierra and Catalina
Broken: 2.80+ through 2.93
Short description of error
Since Blender 2.80 I have an issue with MacOS user permissions.
After installing Blender as admin user, it is not possible to open it in other user accounts.
It doesn't matter in which account I install it, it always works only in this account and in no other account.
I tried it on various Macs with various systems (from High Sierra to actual Catalina) and with Blender 2.80, 2.81 and 2.82 Alpha,
in all cases with the same problem. Even if I change the user permissions vor everybody to "Read", it is not possible to open it for other users.
Until 2.79 it was possible to drag&drop Blender into the Application folder and every user on the Mac could open it without problems.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
- Move Blender to /Applications
- Create a standard user account, "test"
- Run sudo su - $USER -c '"path/to/Blender"'. It launches
- Run sudo su - test -c '"path/to/blender"': permission denied
$ ls -la /Applications/Blender2.93.0.app/Contents/MacOS/Blender -rwx------@ etc $ ls -la "/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox" -rwxrwxr-x@ etc