prob with repair permissions

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  1. rogerw macrumors 6502

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    just tried to repair the disc permissions on a 800mhz g4 iMac running Panther. A message came up saying it had failed because the permissions had been disconnected (or something similar to this)It said I had to quit and try again. This i tried but same thing happened. I thought, ' i know, ill try a restart' which i did but same thing happened when i tried it again. Cant even verify them either. The only reason i tried to carry this out is that the imac has been running dog slow lately and I thought this would clear it.

    wondered if anyone had any ideas on this, but i can sense a disc formatting thingy coming on soon.

    ta
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Try dragging your iTunes app from the Applications folder to the Desktop. Put it back once you're finished though. :)
     
  3. frankblundt macrumors 65816

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    You could also try using a third party cleaning app like Xupport or Onyx to do the repair - not sure about Onyx, but Xupport will give you a readout of what it's doing as it does it, so you can see what files it had problems with if it stops
     
  4. rogerw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i thought you were taking the p*ss, until i tried this and it worked.

    Thanks very much, but why would that be?

    cheers, and to others that answered
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Excellent. Now that we know your problem, we can aim for a long-term fix.

    Once iTunes is back in your Applications folder, go to the Receipts folder in your System's Library and remove older versions of iTunes receipts.

    I have Tiger now and it's been a while since I've seen Panther but there should be a file (possibly more than one) iTunesY.pkg where Y is a number less than 6. Drag these out of the folder and onto the Desktop, now try repairing permissions again. If this works, delete the PKG file(s) on your Desktop. :)

    It's a known bug with 10.3.9 and iTunes 6.0 but removing old PKG files usually works. :cool:
     
  6. rogerw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    gone to the receipts in the systems library and there are no files like you mentioned just a install log from adobe.com :confused:

    ah yes it would help if I actually looked in the correct place. Ill try that and let u know how it goes - Ta
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It might be easier to do a quick search for iTunes.pkg because this file should be in the same folder. Keep this iTunes.pkg file though. :)
     
  8. rogerw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    did delete this, but now put it back.
    ta for help, all fine now
     

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