OS X :: Repair Permissions Isn't Repairing Permissions
Mar 29, 2009
Using OS X 10.5.6
When running Repair Permissions in Disk Utility, it reports that there are errors and that it's fixed them but if I run it again, the same errors keep appearing.
I've noticed that the current permissions on the errors are lrw-rw-rw- which I assume means that they are symbolic links and not the actual files which Disk Utility is expecting. Any idea what's going on?
I bought this G5 with consistant startup problems but after replacing the hard drive,installing a fresh operating system, re-seating the ram, checking the Pram battery, etc, it was running fine. I now realize that when trying to repair the disk permissions, the same list keeps coming back even though it shows it's been repaired. Also, occasionally it may freeze or go into kernal panic on startup. If the hard drive is new, does it sound like a possible hardware problem? Does repairing disk permissions involve anything hardware?
Disk Utility says there are a bunch of disk permissions that need repairing. I hit repair and disk utility says that it repaired those disk permissions. But when I verify, it says they still need to be repaired.
I have a an old G4 running Mac 10.3.5 that I need to update to 10.3.9 to run a program. The machine has a long boot time so I'm worried it might die soon.
Anyways I am wondering if I should click "repair permissions" and/or "verify permissions" before I do the 10.3.9 combo update. Will this increase the chances that the 10.3.9 update will not cause problems? Or can repairing permissions itself cause trouble?
I have never repaired or verified permissions on this machine.
I have a 1.8Ghz G5 (2.5Gb RAM) PowerMac here, running Leopard 10.5.8, which is used as a file server. The drives aren't RAIDed or anything. I am going to add a 2nd internal drive to it, and as a maintenance I decided to repair pemrissions before shutting it down.However, when I ran Disk Utility, I found that I cound't repair permissions at all. I could select the drive, click the botton, and the progression bar would go to the 'striped barber pole' effect that comes up as it is preparing to do something, but then it just stays there. I can cancel it, but no repairs happen.Any ideas how to get this to work or should I just use a 3rd party solution like Leopard Cache Cleaner? I'm not sure whether other software would just come up against the same issue.†
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2.5 Ghz Intel i5, 4Gb RAM (work)
I am running a MacBook 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB SDRAM on Snow Leopard 10.6 and when repairing permissions, I get this message: Warning SUID 'system/library/core services/remote management/ ARDAgent app/contents/ Mac OS/ ARDAgent' has been modified and will not be repaired.
Lately I've noticed that when I repair permissions, it's the same files that keep appearing the log of files being "repaired"... which leads me to believe they're not actually being repaired at all.
It's at the point where I can repair permissions once, generating a log of repaired files, and then if I repair permissions again immediately afterwards (whether I've closed and reopened Disk Utility in the mean time or not), the same exact list of files appears as being repaired.
I've been having some real odd things going on with Snow Leopard. I thought that repairing permissions and repairing the disk may help. I ran the tests, but there are errors that look like they cannot be fixed. Below I posted the log file from Disk Utility:
Code: 2009-12-16 15:44:25 -0700: Disk Utility started. 2009-12-16 15:45:12 -0700: Repairing permissions for "Macintosh HD" 2009-12-16 15:46:43 -0700: Permissions differ on "usr/share/derby", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are lrwxr-xr-x . 2009-12-16 15:46:43 -0700: Repaired "usr/share/derby". 2009-12-16 15:47:09 -0700: Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired. 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700: 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700: Permissions repair complete 2009-12-16 15:48:55 -0700:
What I should do since Disk Utility won't repair the problem?
I am trying to figure out why my early 2008 macbook pro is lagging. I tried to repair disc permissions but it always repairs the same ones. The other thought I had was that the video card may be on its way out, but not sure how to check that.
After reading on the internet that you should repair disk permissions around once a month or something I decided to do it after not doing it for ages, so I go and do it, then shut it off and leave it for a bit, and then when I turn it on I open Safari and I notice that its taking a really long time to load Apple's Start Page, so I think nothing of it and turn it off again, then a bit later I turn on and I find the internet on it still just as slow.
So I am wondering if its cause I did it or because of my router.
I recently ran Disk Utility on my MacBook (OS 10.4.11), and it said the node structure was invalid. The next day, I repaired the disk with DiskWarrior (I didn't have an OS X disk around, so I couldn't use Disk Utility).
However! Before I tried using DiskWarrior, I repaired permissions in Disk Utility, figuring that it was good routine maintenance. Disk Utility changed some permissions, and ever since, the Finder immediately quits and restarts when I navigate to certain folders. The "bad folders" seem to vary with no apparent cause: for a while it only cared about a certain folder inside my home folder, but now it's started to quit whenever I navigate to my home folder (which means I can't use Command-N, though I can make new windows by clicking on the hard drive's desktop icon). Occasionally it lets me go to my home folder for no apparent reason, and sometimes I can get to otherwise "bad" folders by clicking on my shortcuts on the leftmost panel of the finder window (though not always). In short, it's not very consistent, and changes over time. It's still doing this even after repairing the disk, zapping PRAM, and trying fsck (which said the disk was OK). Both Disk Utility and DiskWarrior think my permissions are fine.
I accidentally changed the disk permissions on my Macintosh HD to "none" for everyone, except system and admin, who both still have read/write/exec privileges. Now, my Mac won't boot up. What can I do to fix this from single user mode or verbose mode?
I am concerned about my MacBook Pro that I am running Lion on... recently I had to force quit the finder. Everything seemed to check out using TechTool Pro 6. Repairing permissions takes a very long time.
What are all these errors, i did a repair permission before software update to 10.5.6, than i restarted and did a repair permission after software update and now for the first time i got all those SUID errors.
Yesterday i checked my hard-drive for permissions and it found ALOT it had to repair, so i repaired them and all went fine. Then i restart check again LOADS more!!, if i repair and even wait 5mins loads more come back instantly why this could be?
Also could this be a reason for why when i now start my MBA it seems to hang on the grey screen before showing the apple logo and starting to log me in?