Cocktail problem - seems to be hanging

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  1. florencevassy macrumors regular

    florencevassy

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    #1
    Hi,

    I have been running cocktail for over a year about once a week without any problems (to clean cache, update prebinding, repair permissions).

    Today I tried to run it and it just seems to hang, it has been on "Repairing disk permissions" for about an hour. This is my third try running it today and I have restarted my PowerBook twice. I am not having any other problems with my PowerBook at the moment.

    Does anyone know what might be causing this? Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    What OS are you running? 10.4.4? If so, is Coctail updated for 10.4.4?

    You may try MainMenu or OnyX and see if any of those are more helpful... :)
     
  3. florencevassy thread starter macrumors regular

    florencevassy

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    I am running 10.3.9
    I haven't updated OS X since I started using Cocktail. Thanks.
     
  4. shambolic macrumors regular

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    If you're running Panther, and have updated to iTunes 6.0.2 this past week, it's likely to be due to a much-reported issue with the new iTunes package causing the Disk Management Tool to fail.

    Big thread over on Apple Discussions site here.
     
  5. shambolic macrumors regular

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    Since the thread I linked to has a mixture of good and misguided advice, let me just add that the easiest workaround, until Apple fixes the iTunes package, is:

    1) drag iTunes out of /Applications to your desktop
    2) run Cocktail/Disk Utility/permissions repair app of your choice - should no longer hang
    3) drag iTunes back into /Applications
     
  6. florencevassy thread starter macrumors regular

    florencevassy

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    Thanks! That seemed to work. Also on that thread, someone gave this suggeston:

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    Well, looks like a problem for older processors, mainly...
    Anyway, check the previous messages for a full answer, or do this:

    1) Go to HD>Library>Receipts and trash all iTunes .pkg files EXCEPT for iTunesX.pkg and iTunesPhoneDriver.pkg
    2) Run Disk Utility (in my case from the Panther Start Up CD)
    3) Restart and empty trash.
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    That worked too! I am not very technical and I don't know about receipts, do you know why that works as well? Thanks again.
     

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