7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2007 9:09 AM by Douglas McLaughlin
chdcrtss Level 1 Level 1
I am the admin on my computer. How can I gain acess to install flashplayer.xtp?

Macmini1,1, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1.66 GHz - Intel Core Duo
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.serversenterprise
    Servers Enterprise
    I just downloaded the Flash Player 9 installer and it installed without ever asking me for an admin password (interesting). Are you sure you selected the correct version, Intel? At what point is it stopping you? Do you see an error message? Did you quit all the Web browsers before trying to finish the installation?

    -Doug
  • chdcrtss Level 1 Level 1
    yea, I have the intel version. The installer goes to the 2nd step as follows. 4. 3. and then cannot install flashplayer.xtp

    this is the message:

    1008:5,-5000 Access denited error
    (ok button)
    Items remaing to be installed: 2
    Installing: flashplayer.xpt

    when I click ok (the only option) Items remainint to be installed it then shows this message:

    You do not have enough access privileges for this installation
    (ok button)
    Items remaing to be installed: 1
    Installing: flashplayer.xpt


    Macmini1,1   Mac OS X (10.4.8)   1.66 GHz - Intel Core Duo
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.serversenterprise
    Servers Enterprise
    Well, that is a bit odd. First, I would suggest you use the Disk Utility (in your /Applications/Utilities/ folder) to select your hard drive and "repair disk permissions". My copy of "flashplayer.xpt" is installed in this path:

    Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/

    Hopefully repairing the permissions will reset this folder correctly. If this doesn't help, choose "Get Info" from the File menu after selecting that folder and let us know what the Ownership and Permissions "Details" are.

    -Doug
  • chdcrtss Level 1 Level 1
    Ran repair then tried install again.

    As I have the folder selected I watched the installer put flashplayer.xpt in then when it error'd disapear. Here are the permissions on
    Macintosh HD/,
    Macintosh HD/Library/ &
    Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins

    Ownership & Permissions
    You can: Read & Write

    Details
    Owner: system (not locked)
    Access: Read & Write

    Group: admin
    Access: Read & Write

    Others: Read only
  • chdcrtss Level 1 Level 1
    Solution for error "Creating file: 1008:5, -5000 Access Denied Error":

    Note: The following example uses the FireFox browser application path.

    Open the Terminal application (in the Applications > Utilities folder) and type the following text:
    sudo chmod 777 /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/components/
    Enter the password for the ROOT user.
    Reinstall Flash Player 9.
    It may be necessary to run sudo chmod on each browser application path for which you'd like to install Flash Player.

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=4aa64290
  • chdcrtss Level 1 Level 1
    Answered
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.serversenterprise
    Servers Enterprise
    Thanks for posting your solution so others might find it here.

    -Doug