Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 7:33 PM (in response to Michael Houser1)
Though you do need to Repair Permissions once in awhile, especially in 10.4.x after Installing most anything, you have to & can safely ignore repeated Repair Messages.
Some or maybe most of it is due to multiple updates, with each one tweaking the Permissions.
There is no problem on the 2nd or more runs, just Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 12:11 AM (in response to Michael Houser1)
Repair permissions always reports a bunch of stuff. Ignore it.
If you are getting "unexpectedly quit" aborts from safari then repairing permissions is not going to fix it. Did the error report say why it quit unexpectedly?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to Michael Houser1)
You have a number of files without any permission bits set. Such as:
Permissions differ on "System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework/Versions/C/_CodeSignature/CodeResources", should be ?--------- , they are ---------- .
It could mean the files are missing or at some point the files were damaged. Neither the repair permissions function of Disk Utility or fsck_hfs can fix the issue. Possibly, reapplying the 10.5.8 Combo update will fix the issue though I would be inclined to re-install the operating system.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 9:47 AM (in response to Michael Houser1)
As long as the report ends up with 'Permissions repair complete' then, as far as permissions go, you are fine. You can ignore the various statements in the report:
Permissions you can ignore on 10.5 and 10.6:
Using 'should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r--' as an example, you will see the that the permissions are not changed, but the | indicates a different location. This is because an update to Leopard changed the location of a number of system components.
Poster rccharles has provided this description of what it all means:
d = directory
r = read
w = write
x = executeable program
| | |
| | all other users not in first two types
a little more info
Before the user had read & write. A member of the group had read.
After, only the user had read & write.
If you are running Panther or Tiger:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Klaus1 if are going to keep using that description you need to fix up your alignment of the "pointers" to owner, group, others. Maybe use a actual filler for the spaces since the forum posting software really screws the spacing.
In trying to show you what I meant I found I couldn't space it correctly either. Ended up doing this to see how it would appear:
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 6:53 PM (in response to Mark Jalbert)
Yes, picture is better. Silly forum software won't touch that.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 6:59 PM (in response to X423424X)
Not only the more than silly forum SW, but the even sillier fact that simple Monospaced fonts like Monaco aren't Monospaced if you use spaces!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 7:47 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to X423424X)
Whilst this iteration of the forums has many improvements, I'm not certain it doesn't have more steps backwards.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Regardless of the forum software, these boilerplate responses would be better served as a User Tip or external link. In most cases, users with this question are looking for answers not a lesson. Well, to bring this a bit more on topic, all the well intended contributors to this post might consider prepending there response with "In most cases.........".
BTW, I also appreciate your thank you's. You're a great contributor to this forum.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to Mark Jalbert)
So the Consense is Repair Permissions is not needed anymore?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 5:21 PM (in response to Michael Houser1)
It's needed generally after installs, but what is needed is to ignore repeated runs of it & the messages it comes up with repeatedly.
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