HUH?- "Error processing extended attributes"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mgguy, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. mgguy macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    I just tried upgrading to the new versions of Quicktime and iTunes through "Software Update," and at the end of each one I got the following error messages: "NSURLErrorDomain -1005" (this was the message in the "Software Update" window) and "iMac cp: error processing extended attributes: operation not permitted" (this was on the System log). Before this I have had no trouble upgrading new releases from Apple (like the Java update). The only thing I have done recently that may be causing a problem is that I downloaded OnyX system maintainence software and used it to run the daily, weekly, and monthly Apple maintainence scripts (the ones that are supposed to run early in the morning). Could that be causing the problem? Does anyone know why all of a sudden I would start having problems downloading Apple software updates? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have OSX 4.8.
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040


    Jan 16, 2007
    There may be a bug or two in the newest updates. I'd suggest running onyx and trying again to see if you still have that problem.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    The original error is network related. It appears when Safari (or OSX) can't get to the site. Can you download them manually from the Apple site? :)
  4. mgguy thread starter macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    Thanks for the replys. I reran both downloads (updates) and they were successful. I found out that my problem was that I was not able to connect to Apple's server for some reason, probably because it was being serviced. Also, someone told me that the error message from the system log "Error processing extended attributes" was due to an error in the programming of Mac's maintainence scripts that run daily/weekly/monthly, and it always up in the system log after the scripts are run. Thankfully, though, this doesn't cause any problems in running other applications, including downloads.

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