5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 9, 2013 12:25 AM by Mark Jalbert
axelsen Level 1 Level 1

I have gotten a long list where most of the notices are related to a host of different languages.... see sample below. 

 

Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/Menu Extras/RemoteDesktop.menu/Contents/Resources/Spanish.lproj/RemoteDesktopMenu.ni b", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x .

 

I have repaired the disk permissions but can anyone suggest why is this happening?  I don't access different languages so how could it get tangled up.. also these refer to a remote desktop.... I don't have a remote desktop...other than being able to access my work computer via a vpn which I must actively log on to to use...

 

FYI - I have just turned the computer on... should there even be permission to repair when you just turn the conputer on?/  Actually this is another thing on which I would apprecaite input.  When we first got the computer, I was told NOT to turn it off, just use slepp.  I was recently told yes turn it off to "reboot" and get it to run better....(I have been getting the wheel of dooom a fair btit)

 

When I first joined this community (when I first got a Mac), I also asked how to "keep your computer "clean", a thread which has gotten a lot of hits, but which started a big debate on where reparigin permssions etc on a regular basis was a good idea or not.... at the risk of opening that can of worms again....what are current thoughts on that?

 

(i have just read that there are messages you can safely ignore, but I would still like to understand why this is happening..)

 

I have iMac running Snow Leopard 10.6.8


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Reply by Mark Jalbert on Sep 8, 2013 6:03 AM Helpful

I have repaired the disk permissions but can anyone suggest why is this happening?

The original RemoteDesktopMenu.nib was delivered by the package com.apple.MacOSX.lang.es. It was the old style nib (next interface builder), a directory containing a nib file. The package com.apple.pkg.RemoteDesktopClient delivered the nib file in the new format, a single Apple binary plist. Nothing to worry about.

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  • seventy one Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.peripherals
    Peripherals

    You ask many questions but the key to all this is the message at the end of the repair process.   If it suggests the repair is completed, it is completed.   You can ignore any warnings.   Sometimes these 'faults' are symptoms of Apple work in progress that will eventually be resolved through an update.

     

    The matter of whether you should turn off your machine is debatable but usually the general opinion is that you need only turn off your machine if you are going away for an extended period.   Its use of power is minimal if that is what troubles you.

  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    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.

  • Mark Jalbert Level 5 Level 5

    I have repaired the disk permissions but can anyone suggest why is this happening?

    The original RemoteDesktopMenu.nib was delivered by the package com.apple.MacOSX.lang.es. It was the old style nib (next interface builder), a directory containing a nib file. The package com.apple.pkg.RemoteDesktopClient delivered the nib file in the new format, a single Apple binary plist. Nothing to worry about.

  • axelsen Level 1 Level 1

    but wil it happen agan or am I done with that pparticular error?

  • Mark Jalbert Level 5 Level 5

    Every time you click the Repair Permission button you will receive that message.