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  • 15. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    acupoftea Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Thank you very much, djhartman. This does not fix my account problems (file permissions currupted), and my console reported issues like the ones Andreas cited.

    I gave up.

    I made a clean install of leopard and then migrated my user account from my firewire external harddisk backup (Tiger before upgrade). Now, all the files are more under my control, and I was able to set staff permissions with your tips.

    There are still problems with my apache2 that denies access to my own sites despite having a correct user.conf. And file sharing with my windows box is not the same for my migrated account as for my new leopard account. At least my activity monitor and my finder does not crash anymore. The issues are less worse now, but not corected.
  • 16. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Andreas J. Muhr Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    *chmod -R -N ~*

    That did it!!! Thank you so much, djhartman and all others who came up with suggestions!

    Get Info now reports user Everyone has "no rights" => problems gone!

    What generated those ACLs? Strange!
  • 17. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    jdp79 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    That corrected my issue as well.

    Thank you so much.
  • 18. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    acupoftea Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Thank you so much. This solved my remaining issues with my apache permissions, too.

    - marked as solved.
  • 19. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    ccdx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having a little problem when I try to use the sudo chown -R yourshortusername:staff ~<enter>

    it says: sudo: must be setuid root

    what does this mean?
  • 20. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    djhartman Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    It means that the command sudo does not have the right permissions. This is bad. You should first try to repair permissions trough disk utility, that might fix sudo.
  • 21. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Jean-Claude Jesior Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    I have been exactly through the same troubles and spent a lot of time reading what was proposed in these Discussions.
    But instead of using Terminal commands that I don't understand (beware : not ALL what you find in the Discussions is true !), I preferred to re-install Leopard through an "Archive and Install" procedure, preserving user accounts and
    their home folders, and existing network settings.
    It worked flawlessly and all permissions are back to normal. I can now delete and create folders where I used to, etc...
    I suggest you follow this method instead of playing with a devil box.
  • 22. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Jean-Claude Jesior Level 2 Level 2 (185 points)
    ... To complement my post: I originally upgraded to Leopard through a straight install over the existing Tiger X.4.10. This was my mistake ! An "Archive and Install" would have been safer.
    Just to be sure that everything was OK after the "Archive and Install", I run Disk Utility to repair permissions: Everything was OK and I did not get anymore warning on "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent".
    Hope this helps.
  • 23. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    ccdx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well through searching the internet I found a series of lines to input using the root account that managed to get back my sudo access. I then ran djhartman's list of inputs in the terminal and that made things a lot better.

    The reason I didn't run my repair permissions in disk utility is because It has not been working since I installed 10.5. I'm not talking about the ARD issue everyone is having. When I run Repair permissions I get: Error: the underlying task reported failure on exit.

    I really want to repair permissions because at this time I am not able to install anything using the Installer program. everytime I try to open a .pkg file it says that the Installer is damaged and that it's frameworks might not have proper permissions.

    I was hoping to fix this with Disk utility, but obviously I can even run repair permissions.

    I did manage to install Parallels (the .pkg I was trying to install) using a program called Pacifist, but whenever I try to open parallels it says it can't open because It can communicate with one of its drivers.
  • 24. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Jim Muirhead Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    The sudo chmod -R -N did the trick for me too. Thanks so much. But I do worry about users who aren't Terminal users. BTW - I installed Leopard with an Archive & Install, so clearly that isn't a global solution to avoiding these permissions issues.
  • 25. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Victor In Munich Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
    djhartman wrote:

    To get a list of your homedir and paste it here. Then we can see what kinds of special permissions are set.



    Im also suffering these problems, amongst many other problems.

    This is my home directory permissions

    intern:~ victor$ ls -le
    total 0
    drwx------ 9 victor staff 306 Nov 10 22:41 Desktop
    drwx------ 50 victor staff 1700 Nov 10 22:55 Documents
    drwx------ 6 victor staff 204 Nov 10 22:56 Downloads
    drwx------ 4 victor staff 136 Nov 10 22:44 Games
    drwx------ 30 victor staff 1020 Nov 10 21:44 Library
    drwx------ 3 victor staff 102 Nov 10 19:02 Movies
    drwx------ 11 victor staff 374 Nov 10 21:33 Music
    drwx------ 4 victor staff 136 Nov 10 22:34 Parallels
    drwx------ 5 victor staff 170 Nov 10 22:00 Pictures
    drwx------ 4 victor staff 136 Nov 10 19:02 Public
    drwx------ 9 victor staff 306 Nov 10 22:34 Sites
    drwx------ 3 victor staff 102 Oct 28 01:23 iFamilyForTigerData

    All relatively normal, below is a problem directory.

    intern:Address labels victor$ ls -le
    total 0
    drwx------@ 5 victor staff 170 Aug 19 16:21 Cathy and David.pages
    drwx------@ 5 victor staff 170 Oct 11 14:00 Readers Digest.pages


    Note the @ in the permissions .

    intern:Address labels victor$ ls -l@
    total 0
    drwx------@ 5 victor staff 170 Aug 19 16:21 Cathy and David.pages
    com.apple.FinderInfo 32
    drwx------@ 5 victor staff 170 Oct 11 14:00 Readers Digest.pages
    com.apple.FinderInfo 32

    I can not find com.apple.FinderInfo on my system.
  • 26. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Jeff Ferzoco Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Agreed. I did an Archive and Install and had the same issues. That is not the solution. I think mine came from creating access for windows machines. Little confused about what I actually did to harm it.
  • 27. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Free-Dawg Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Works great; problem solved; thanks again for the info...
  • 28. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Dave Marcoot Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    I have this very same problem. It just stated happening in last few days after a month of using leopard. Will try fix posted on tis thread see if it works.
  • 29. Re: Admin permissions, custom access, irregular Everyone account
    Dave Marcoot Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    sudo chmod -R -N ~ worked for me as well. Thanks!