Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 20, 2011, 07:09 PM   #1
r0n1n
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 127.0.0.1
/System/Library/StartupItems missing after recent updates.

Hello,

I'm currently running OS 10.6.8 and after installing the itunes 10.4, safari 5.1 and the remote desktop updates, and rebooting. Console gets flooded with the following error (this error happens during bootup.):

Code:
Jul 20 18:27:55 localhost com.apple.launchd[1] (com.apple.SystemStarter): Failed to count the number of files in "/System/Library/StartupItems": No such file or directory
Jul 20 18:27:59: --- last message repeated 12 times ---
I did a ls /System/Library/ in terminal, and there isn't a StartupItems directory.

Dose anybody know the contents of that directory? Is it safe to create an empty StartupItems directory so I don't get that error, and if it is safe, what should the permissions of that directory be?

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by r0n1n; Jul 21, 2011 at 07:08 PM.
r0n1n is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 21, 2011, 07:08 PM   #2
r0n1n
Thread Starter
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 127.0.0.1
I manually created a StartupItems directory and that error stopped showing up when I reboot.

If anyone else has this problem, you have to create the StartupItems directory in Terminal, because you can't right click>New Folder when you're viewing the /System/Library directory in Finder. This is how I did it.

First, open up Terminal (Located in your /Applications/Utilities folder). Then cd to the /System/Library directory by typing:

Code:
cd /System/Library
Press enter. Now you have to create a new StartupItems directory. To do this type:

Code:
sudo mkdir StartupItems
Press enter, and it will ask for your admin password, type it in, press enter one last time, and that's it.

The second command is case sensitive, so make sure that the "S" and the "I" in StartupItems are capitalized. Also, if anyone is wondering why do you have to use sudo. It's because, any command that modify's the /System/Library directory needs to be executed as root.
r0n1n is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > OS X

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
In case you missed all the recent Googe App Updates - Here's what you need to know Lloydbm41 Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 7 Feb 10, 2014 01:17 PM
Keep most recent file selected in finder, during folder updates... willcapellaro OS X 0 Feb 2, 2014 11:37 PM
10.8.4. Recent Thunderbolt Updates Breaks Airport chefwong MacBook Pro 1 Aug 26, 2013 04:58 PM
iPhone 5 more laggy with the recent updates? MacBookPro13" iPhone 10 Mar 22, 2013 05:52 PM
iOS6 recent updates just for iPhones? lloyd2earth iOS 6 7 Jan 8, 2013 04:49 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:41 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC