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donwprod Calculating status...
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Jan 29, 2008 9:52 PM
I ran repair permissions in disk utility and recieved this error and could not be repaired.

Permissions differ on "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GraphicsAppSupport.framework/Versions/A/Frame works/QuartzComposer.framework", should be lrwxr-xr-x , they are drwxr-xr-x .
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent" has been modified and will not be repaired.
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Flags".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Flowers".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Fruit".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Fung Shui".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Funk Animals".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Gems".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Hollowbody Guitars".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Planets".
ACL found but not expected on "Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/Tribal Masks"


What should i do? Should i Archive and install?
Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • imac007 Level 3 Level 3 (860 points)
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    Jan 29, 2008 10:13 PM (in response to donwprod)
    Ignore, this is benign.
    imac core duo 17 inch 1.5 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Tom Lambotte Calculating status...
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    Jan 29, 2008 11:59 PM (in response to imac007)
    This may be benign, nonetheless, it is coming up repeatedly under Disk Utility. I had the exact same output today. I wonder if it has to do with an iChat error I have recently been having. A text message that I sent weeks ago keeps on popping up everytime I open iChat. Any ideas?
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Mark Jalbert Level 5 Level 5 (4,385 points)
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    Jan 30, 2008 1:58 AM (in response to donwprod)
    System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/GraphicsAppSupport.framework/Versions/A/Framewo rks/QuartzComposer.framework


    This is a broken symbolic link to /System/Library/Frameworks/Quartz.framework/Frameworks/QuartzComposer.framework . This could be an issue when you update the operating system. It's hard to determine if those files in /Library/Application Support/Apple/iChat Icons/ are problematic without seeing what ACL's are set on those files. If I'm guessing then the ACL set on those files denies everyone but root to remove them. That would not be a problem or cause iChat to behave badly.
    QuickSilver_2002, iMac_G5, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • Mark Jalbert Level 5 Level 5 (4,385 points)
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    Jan 30, 2008 1:10 PM (in response to donwprod)
    So an Archive and install or a fresh install should be put on hold until it is determined there is a real problem?


    Well, I believe you have a real problem. There isn't enough information provided to determine what needs to be fix. Or if it can be fixed. Personally, I would reformat the drive, zeroing the drive. This will map bad blocks. If this fails then the drive is failing or you have another hardware problem. You need to back up your user data before doing this procedure. Then install the OS. If everything is working OK then introduce 1 third party app at a time and test.

    The system.log is your best friend when determining what is wrong with your computer. Repair permission output would be helpful after seeing system.log error messages. In your case a broken symlink is suspect. I would guess something went wrong with your install. Starting over is a PITA- but I believe it is your best option.
    QuickSilver_2002, iMac_G5, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Jan 30, 2008 1:42 PM (in response to donwprod)
    I'd start with manually downloading and reinstalling the 10.5.1 update. That eliminated all SUID/ACL warning messages on my machines.
    G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM/17" Flat-panel 1GHz iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1), (also 10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • imac007 Level 3 Level 3 (860 points)
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    Jan 30, 2008 4:49 PM (in response to Tom Lambotte)
    Mac OS X 10.5: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions reports issues with SUID files
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=306925

    "You can safely ignore these messages. They are accurate but not a cause for concern."
    imac core duo 17 inch 1.5 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Feb 1, 2008 6:58 PM (in response to donwprod)
    What do you mean tried. Either you did or you didn't. Which error are you talking about? Do you mean you got the same report back from repairing permissions after reinstalling the 10.5.1 update? Please clarify.
    G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM/17" Flat-panel 1GHz iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1), (also 10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • Pedro Level 2 Level 2 (455 points)
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    Feb 2, 2008 12:12 AM (in response to baltwo)
    10.5.1 update introduces the permissions errors.

    I made a clean install of 10.5.0. There were no perms errors.

    Software Update installed 10.5.1 with other updates ignored for this test.

    Disk Utility perms were immediately flagged with these SUID errors.

    Conclusion: the 10.5.1 installer creates these permissions loose ends.
    Mac Pro 3GHz/4GB/4xHDD/X1900XT + 2x30" Cinemas., Mac OS X (10.5.1), PMG5/DP2½GHz — PBG4/1GHz 12".
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Feb 2, 2008 12:40 AM (in response to Pedro)
    Only if you install 10.5.1 via Software Update, which uses a delta versiontailored for your machine for the update. If you manually download and install the complete update, it resolves those problems. That's what most folks have found.
    G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM/17" Flat-panel 1GHz iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1), (also 10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Feb 2, 2008 2:57 PM (in response to donwprod)
    If reinstalling the update didn't eliminate the warnings, then your situation isn't what others are seeing. Note that they aren't errors, but innocuous warnings that can be ignored.
    G4 450 MP Gigabit 1.5 GB RAM/17" Flat-panel 1GHz iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1), (also 10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • imac007 Level 3 Level 3 (860 points)
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    Feb 2, 2008 3:24 PM (in response to donwprod)
    You keep saying that it is a problem but the article tells you that it is not and that you can safely ignore the message.
    The primary function of repair disk permissions is to access the bom file for the applications and return applications to the basic settings of the application when it was installed.
    You would normally repair permissions if an application is having trouble writing or reading files and is quitting unexpectedly.
    It rarely fixes a problem.
    Also the bom file on the original install disk and the one on the hard drive may be different.
    When applications are updated the new updated bom file reflects the settings for the updated version.
    You can expect benign permissions errors if we run repair disk permissions from the install disk.
    You should be cautious of running the repair disk permissions feature from disk utility on the install disk.
    The bom files on the install disk may not reflect the settings now in the bom files on the hard drive.
    imac core duo 17 inch 1.5 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
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