13 Replies Latest reply: Apr 10, 2014 7:59 AM by Joerg Von Veltar
richfromevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I had a new HD installed. I restored from time machine, no problems. When I decided to check the disk permissions there is about 40 lines of permissions that need to be repaired. All but about 2 or 3 were related to the display. I tried to have them repaired through disk permissions but they keep showing up again when I verify.

Here is an example of the permission problem:

 

Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Dutch.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/French.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/German.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Italian.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Japanese.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

 

I'm not sure what to do. Any suggestions? Thanks


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    WALTER-MILANO-ITALY Level 4 Level 4 (2,175 points)

    After you repair the permissions do you get at the end a green line "Permissions repaired"  ??

    This end line is the most important of repair permissions.

     

    There are many permissions which can be ignored.

    I found a report with some of them here  http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448 which is not really recent but it may help you.

  • 2. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (42,145 points)

    Please carefully read this Apple Advice Letter about  Mac OS X: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore. You can find it at:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448

  • 3. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    Frank Caggiano Level 7 Level 7 (23,820 points)

    Are you having problems with the system? If not then ignore the output.

     

    Repair permissions very rarely if ever locates or fixes problems and if you had no problems to start with then there really was no reason to run it.

     

    regards

  • 4. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (44,485 points)

    As long as the report ends up with 'Permissions repair complete' then, as far as permissions go, you are fine. You can ignore the various statements in the report:

     

    Permissions you can ignore on 10.5 onwards:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448

     

    Using 'should be -rw-r--r-- , they are lrw-r--r--' as an example, you will see the that the permissions are not changed, but the | indicates a different location. This is because an update to Leopard onwards changed the location of a number of system components.

     

    Poster rccharles has provided this description of what it all means:

     

    drwxrwxrwx
     
    d = directory


    r = read

    w = write


    x = executeable program

     

    drwxrwxrwx

    |  |  |

    |  |   all other users not in first two types

    |  | 

    |  group

    owner


    a little more info

    Before the user had read & write. A member of the group had read.

    After, only the user had read & write.

  • 5. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    richfromevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info!

  • 6. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    richfromevans Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info!

  • 7. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    Berthe Willumsen Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I have a similar problem, with variations:

    - the messages include 'Repaired (and then the reference to the problem described in the preceeding line), but upon running Disk Utilitys repair permissions again - even when from an external startup disk - I get the exact same report.

     

    The report, however, does include "Permissions repair complete"

     

    I am wondering whether, if some serious problem should arise, Disk Utility would be of any help whatever...?

     

    bmw

     

    Final lines of report:

    __________________

    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAg ent" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Support/Rem ote Desktop Message.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/UIAgent.nib", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/Support/Rem ote Desktop Message.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/UIAgent.nib".

    Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Su pport/LockScreen.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Repaired "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Su pport/LockScreen.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib".

     

     

    Permissions repair complete

     

    ___________

  • 8. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,220 points)

    Ignore all those. And Permissions repair is very rarely needed, but it will work if it's really a Permissions related issue. Most aren't.

  • 9. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    Fleet034 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I have this problem too, and it seems to affect my displays, though there may be other causes. I have two displays - a 30 inch and a 25 inch, both Apple display monitors.

     

    Sometimes my 30 inch screen goes blank and when I run the repair permissions it comes back on again. Occasionally the second screen goes blank. I also find using "detect displays" (not available in Mountain Lion) restores one or other of the monitors. Currently I am using an external back up of an internalHD which crashed completely and died. Its backup inherited this problem because I used Carbon Copy Cloner to make it.

     

    I am in the process of doing a clean instal and upgrading to Mountain Lion on the replacement internal HD. Neither screen has blanked. I have checked the permissions and they don't have this prefPane display problem. In fact no permissions are faulty at all - so far. I'd much prefer not to be doing a clean installation but I don't want to have this monitor display problem following me around.

     

    Note: The prefPane display permissions are not listed in the Apple list as "safe to ignore".

     

    Below are the permissions which have to be repaired, persistently, under Lion:

    _______________________________________

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Dutch.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/English.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/French.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Italian.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/Japanese.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/da.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/fi.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/ko.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/no.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pl.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pt.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/pt_PT.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/ru.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/sv.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/zh_CN.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/.Displays/V1/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resourc es/zh_TW.lproj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/Displays.menu”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Arrange.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Display.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Profile.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pl.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pt_PT.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/zh_TW.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/zh_CN.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/pt.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/sv.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/ru.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/no.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/ko.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/fi.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/da.lproj/D isplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Dutch.lpro j/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Italian.lp roj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/French.lpr oj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/Japanese.l proj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane/Contents/Resources/English.lp roj/DisplaysPref.nib”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are -rwxr-xr-x .

     

    Permissions verification complete

    ____________________________________________________

     

    If the permissions are not the problem, what would be the problem causing one or other monitor to blank out and how do I solve it?

     

    NOTE: I am using a MacMini not an iMac (did not realise until now that this discussion is for iMacs only!)

  • 10. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    Fleet034 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Please ignore my message above, I have now asked it in the Mac Mini forum. I'd have liked to delete it but cannot

  • 11. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    frankfrombinghamton Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too and having similar, but slightly different problems. In the past, I only ran Disk Permission Repair when the computer was acting 'flaky', and only a few perissions would need repair and they would indeed be repaired (e.g., rerunning repairs shows no repairs needed). Now, when I run repairs, I get a whole slew of permissions 'being' repaired (over 40). If I immediately rerun repairs, I get another slew (over 50) and they're different. I even reran it third time, and came up with over 50 more different ones. Makes one wonder if this utility is really doing what its suppose to do, or do I have a bad HD/bad computer. I recently had to erase and reformat my hard drive due to a terrible experience of trying to upgrade to Mountain Lion. but that's another story.

    And yes, the display does show "Permissions Repair Complete"

    For what it is worth, I am usinf a Macbook (6,1) with a 2.26 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 8GB of 1067 MHz DDR3 and OS 10.6.8.

  • 12. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    Arudi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does the "Permissions repair complete have to be in green? I am using Snow Lepard and at the end of the "Repair Pemissions" page, it says "Permissiions repair complete' but it is not in green. Is that a problem?

     

    Now that I have run PR, do I have to 'verify disc' or 'clear history', or am I finished?

     

    Thank you so much for your time.

  • 13. Re: Repair permissions does not work.
    Joerg Von Veltar Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    JBV

    There are over hundred of the same Permissions ever after running “Repair Disk Permissions” several times. Why do they do not repair really?

    In the past, after Repairing Permissions, the list reduced after maximum two runs but this does not changes any time you run it.

    Is that an issue because of OS10.9.2 or one other indication that Apple begin to get to the same level of Microsoft and looses its past famous quatility?

    Many false permissions are related to iTunes but also many to be in the System/Library/CoreSystem…

    Please advise, we rebuild the directory via DiskWarrior but still no changes, even after reaffixed a new Directory and tried several other repair programs.

    PS.: If these issues are supposedly safely can be ignored (according to :http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448) why do they come still up, with other words, why Apple does not fixed that so that customers do not get confused this continuos list showing up?