10 Replies Latest reply: Jan 4, 2011 8:39 PM by Deezl
Ziatron Level 4 Level 4
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When I repair permissions for 10.6.5 I get stuff like:

Repaired "System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Classes/jconsole.ja r".
Repaired "System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/lib/dt.jar".
Repaired "System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Classes/dt.jar".
Repaired "System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/VisualVM.bundl e/Contents/Home/profiler3/lib/deployed/jdk16/hpux-pa_risc2.0w/libprofilerinterfa ce.sl".

Permissions repair complete:

When I re-run repair permissions it repairs all the same stuff over again! (Shouldn't it now be fixed)?

It seems like all of the errors being found are related to Java. I went to Apple's website and installed the latest version of Java. My permissions problem is persisting.

When I had OS 10.5 and repaired permissions, they GOT and STAYED repaired.
Solved by Donald Palmer on Dec 1, 2010 7:49 PM Solved
It is a known condition with the Java files.
This was brought up during the testing of 10.6.5 with each seed release.
It's here for now and doesn't cause any problems with the system.
So it's more of a condition than a problem.
Reply by J D McIninch on Dec 1, 2010 7:03 PM Helpful
Repairing permissions simply resets the permissions and ownership to the values listed in the BOM (bill of materials) file that was left behind by the installer. However, in many cases, the correct ownership and permissions is actually defined post-installation. In those cases, there's typically something that enforces the proper values in case they change.

The practical upshot, of course, certain files will never have repairable permissions. If you search the Apple support site, there's a knowledgebase article on the topic.
Reply by Dale Weisshaar on Dec 1, 2010 7:49 PM Helpful
Here's one.

No need to report Permissions errors....we all get them.

  DALE

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  • J D McIninch Level 5 Level 5
    Repairing permissions simply resets the permissions and ownership to the values listed in the BOM (bill of materials) file that was left behind by the installer. However, in many cases, the correct ownership and permissions is actually defined post-installation. In those cases, there's typically something that enforces the proper values in case they change.

    The practical upshot, of course, certain files will never have repairable permissions. If you search the Apple support site, there's a knowledgebase article on the topic.
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6
    Here's one.

    No need to report Permissions errors....we all get them.

      DALE

  • Donald Palmer Level 4 Level 4
    It is a known condition with the Java files.
    This was brought up during the testing of 10.6.5 with each seed release.
    It's here for now and doesn't cause any problems with the system.
    So it's more of a condition than a problem.
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops
    I think part of my confusion is caused by the fact that the computer reports back:

    "PERMISSIONS REPAIRED” (I see Bold is not working.)

    Perhaps a better reply would be “This Issue Ignored” or “I don't know what to do with this” or "Hey, It's Java".

    Thanks to everyone for your help, I will ignore this issue.
  • Dale Weisshaar Level 6 Level 6
    Ziatron wrote:


    Perhaps a better reply would be “This Issue Ignored” or “I don't know what to do with this” or "Hey, It's Java".

    Yes! I can understand! Many many posters here ask similar questions as yours.

    Dale
  • J-e-L-L-o Level 1 Level 1
    Thanx for the clarification. I was going to ask this specific topic as well.
  • Eric Holterhoff Level 1 Level 1
    Repaired "System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Classes/jconsole.ja r".
    Repaired "System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home/lib/dt.jar".
    Repaired "System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.6.0/Classes/dt.jar".
    Repaired "System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/VisualVM.bundl e/Contents/Home/profiler3/lib/deployed/jdk16/hpux-pa_risc2.0w/libprofilerinterfa ce.sl".

    Permissions repair complete:


    I'm getting the same ones...over and over again..Updated to 10.6.5 and ran DiskWarrior...without Success..
  • Donald Palmer Level 4 Level 4
    Read the previous postings...
  • William M. Level 1 Level 1
    It seems that all the details generated during a Repair Permissions cycle are unnecessarily troubling to the average user (like most of us). Line after line of "repairs" are noted which falsely lead us to believe that there was something "wrong" that needed repairing, when that's not really the case. I would rather have all those "normal" repairs suppressed and only the ones that really mattered show up. Or do any of them really matter anymore? How can you tell if something was bad that really needed to be repaired or if all that gibberish was indicating that everything is okay?
  • Deezl Level 1 Level 1
    Try it in safe mode.