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Disk Utility Repair Permissions

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Jonny Apple Seed Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Jul 19, 2008 10:08 AM
When I repair permission I always get this message:

Group differs on "private/etc/cups", should be 0, group is 26.
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  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jul 19, 2008 10:11 AM (in response to Jonny Apple Seed)
    Jonny Apple Seed wrote:
    When I repair permission I always get this message:

    Group differs on "private/etc/cups", should be 0, group is 26.


    so does everybody else. there is nothing to be done about and it doesn't affect anything. ignore it.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • Russss... Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2008 10:33 AM (in response to Jonny Apple Seed)
    Let me ask this, I get this huge list all stating 'ACL found but not expected on "System/Library/User Template..(some specific info)". What does this mean?
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Efrain B. Calculating status...
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    Jul 19, 2008 10:33 AM (in response to V.K.)
    How often should you run "Repair Permissions"?
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
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    Jul 19, 2008 10:39 AM (in response to Efrain B.)
    Efrain B. wrote:
    How often should you run "Repair Permissions"?


    running them before system updates is enough. permissions don't spoil like bad food and it's entirely unnecessary to repair them too often. 99.99% of the time the errors reported by permissions repair are due to errors in permissions checking database and are nothing to worry about.
    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.3), Mac Pro 2.66GHz, powerbook G4 1.5GHz
  • Dick M Level 3 Level 3 (685 points)
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    Jul 19, 2008 12:37 PM (in response to Russss...)
    ACL - "Access Control List", is a table or data file that specifies whether a user or group has access to a specific resource on a computer or network, like an application, file or printer, and the rights and privileges they have to it, such as whether they will be allowed to read from, write to, execute or delete the resource.

    These permission "ACL errors" should be looked at as, perhaps, advisories. They can be safely ignored. When I run DU I end up with with this--

    ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root/Library/Preferences".
    ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root/Library".
    Group differs on "private/etc/cups", should be 0, group is 26.

    Permissions repair complete

    The cups thing has to do with your printer. My printer works just fine even though permissions returns this advisory. If you have significantly more ACL's than this, try running DU twice consecutively. Click the repair button not the verify button. Just a waste of time. Hope this helps

    Dick
    Imac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • hbl Calculating status...
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    Aug 17, 2008 9:33 AM (in response to Jonny Apple Seed)
    I get the same response every time I run DU Repair Permissions. When I was on the phone with Apple Support the other day on an unrelated issue. the Tech said it was not a big deal and could be ignored. Huh?
    iMac8,1 Intel Ccore 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • ~Bee Level 7 Level 7 (30,580 points)
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    Aug 17, 2008 9:46 AM (in response to hbl)
    hbi --

    At the end of the Permissions report,
    does it say
    "Permissions Repair Complete???"

    If so, you don't need to worry,
    iMac Intel2 -1GB; Mac G4 17" FP, 1 GHz, 768 MB RAM, and Mac Mini upstairs, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Cable I'net; LaCie Ext. HD

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