2558 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2007 9:09 AM by Douglas McLaughlin
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?
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
Items remaing to be installed: 2
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
Items remaing to be installed: 1
Macmini1,1 Mac OS X (10.4.8) 1.66 GHz - Intel Core Duo
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.
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/Library/ &
Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins
Ownership & Permissions
You can: Read & Write
Owner: system (not locked)
Access: Read & Write
Access: Read & Write
Others: Read only
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.