4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2012 4:40 PM by amthomlinson
amthomlinson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have several software updates, and each time I select update it doesnt let me, says i do not have permission.  Im the only one that uses my macbook air so why is it all the sudden now saying i dont have permission? 


MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (172,945 points)

    If you have more than one user account, these instructions must be carried out as an administrator.

     

    Launch the Console application in any of the following ways:

     

    Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Console in the page that opens.

     

    Select "/var/log/install.log" from the file list. Post the messages from the last installation attempt, starting from the time when you launched the Installer or Software Update.

     

    Post the log text, please, not a screenshot. If there are runs of repeated messages, post only one example of each. Don’t post many repetitions of the same message.

     

    Important: Some private information, such as your name, may appear in the log. Edit it out by search-and-replace in a text editor before posting.

  • amthomlinson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope this is what you reqested.  Im a little new to Apple notebooks. 

     

     

    Jul  1 09:08:12 -MacBook-Air Software Update[211]: Acquired Lock: 501, 203, 0

    Jul  1 09:08:12 -MacBook-Air Software Update[211]: Releasing Lock: 501, 203, 0

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[203]: Calculated need 5772.846 MB; 87079.469 MB free; 87079.469 MB available with MTM reclaim

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[211]: Acquired Lock: 501, 203, 0

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[211]: Releasing Lock: 501, 203, 0

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[203]: Error: You don’t have permission to save the file “041-4169.English.dist” in the folder “T”. (NSCocoaErrorDomain code 513)

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[203]: Error: You don’t have permission to save the file “041-5545.English.dist” in the folder “T”. (NSCocoaErrorDomain code 513)

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[203]: Error: You don’t have permission to save the file “041-5541.English.dist” in the folder “T”. (NSCocoaErrorDomain code 513)

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[203]: Error: You don’t have permission to save the file “041-2567.English.dist” in the folder “T”. (NSCocoaErrorDomain code 513)

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[203]: Error: You don’t have permission to save the file “041-6197.English.dist” in the folder “T”. (NSCocoaErrorDomain code 513)

    Jul  1 09:08:16 -MacBook-Air Software Update[203]: Error: You don’t have permission to save the file “041-6245.English.dist” in the folder “T”. (NSCocoaErrorDomain code 513)

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (172,945 points)

    Back up all data if you haven’t already done so. Before proceeding, you must be sure you can restore your system to the state it’s in now.

     

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the page that opens.

     

    Drag or copy — do not type — the following line into the Terminal window, then press return:

     

    sudo chown -R $UID $TMPDIR..

     

    You'll be prompted for your login password, which won't be displayed when you type it. You may get a one-time warning not to screw up. If you don’t have a login password, you’ll need to set one before you can run the command.

  • amthomlinson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    wow, thank you so much!!!  worked perfectly!  already updated all my software updates