4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 22, 2010 3:32 PM by mantra2
mantra2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Repairing permissions for “Macbook HD”
Warning: SUID file "Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access.app/Contents/Resources/kcproxy" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Printers/IOMs/LPRIOM.plugin/Contents/MacOS/LPRIOMHelper" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/DesktopServicesPriv.framework/Versions/A/Reso urces/Locum" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Install.framework/Versions/A/Resources/runner " has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/bin/login" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/bin/newgrp" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/bin/passwd" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/lib/sa/sadc" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/libexec/chkpasswd" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/sbin/scselect" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/sbin/traceroute" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/sbin/traceroute6" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x .
Repaired "usr/share/derby".
Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Permissions repair complete


I've been told to ignore these, is that true?

If so please tell me what they are and why I get them.

Thank you

Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.4Ghz 4GB RAM 500GB HDD
  • 1. Re: Permissions Errors. SUID
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)
    Yes, it's true; those are normal status messages and can be ignored:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448
  • 2. Re: Permissions Errors. SUID
    mantra2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks.

    I found I had some that were listed and some that were not on other posts. but overall I got most of them, what exactly are they? and why is it okay to ignore?
  • 3. Re: Permissions Errors. SUID
    varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,765 points)
    Explaining all the various permissions and holdovers involved in SUID and ACL would be a LONG explanation (and I'm not sure I could adequately explain it at all), but basically it's all things in Mac OS X that use a specific set of permissions but for some reason (that Apple has never really explained) Disk Utility will flag as being necessary to inform the user about. These messages come and go as different versions of Disk Utility come out and Apple decides to hide, or not hide, these messages.

    It's OK to ignore them because they're not an error or otherwise an indication that anything it wrong. They're confusing, though, and most of us wish Apple would write Disk Utility to hide them when they're not an indication of a problem.

    Regards.
  • 4. Re: Permissions Errors. SUID
    mantra2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Alright.

    Thanks so much for your help.

    I was just thinking that Disk Utility was a little TOO good, but it makes me feel better hearing it form someone else too