We recently added many new custom fields to custom objects within our package. When I deployed the new objects from Eclipse to a target org (for the purpose of packaging) I noticed that the System Administrator profile did not have access to the new custom fields.
Is there an automatic way to force the System Administrator profile to get rights (view, modify) to all new fields? The System Administrator profile has gotten rights to hundreds of custom fields in the past, so I'm assuming this is a SFDC bug, or configuration glitch, rather than a known and understood feature of the system.
I don't want to introduce a special Permission Set for this purpose, because that was never needed for other fields, and the process of adding a permission set would inconvenience hundreds of production users.
Please explain how to guarantee that the System Administrator profile gets view and modify rights to new fields that are deployed from Eclipse to a target org.