Repair Permissions Problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by nsheikh80, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. nsheikh80 macrumors regular

    nsheikh80

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    #1
    Ever since I upgraded to 10.4.3 I keep getting the below log everytime I repair permissions. I am running Tiger on a Powerbook. Can anyone help?

    Repairing permissions for “Macintosh HD”
    Determining correct file permissions.
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Dictionary.wdgt/Dictionary.js. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Dictionary.wdgt/Dictionary.widgetplugin/Contents/Info.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Dictionary.wdgt/Dictionary.widgetplugin/Contents/MacOS/Dictionary. New permissions are 33261
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Dictionary.wdgt/Dictionary.widgetplugin/Contents/version.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Dictionary.wdgt/Info.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Dictionary.wdgt/version.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/FlightTracker.js. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/FlightTrackerComboBoxPlugin.plugin/Contents/Info.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/FlightTrackerComboBoxPlugin.plugin/Contents/MacOS/FlightTrackerComboBoxPlugin. New permissions are 33261
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/FlightTrackerComboBoxPlugin.plugin/Contents/version.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/Info.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/parser.js. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Flight Tracker.wdgt/version.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Stickies.wdgt/Info.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Stickies.wdgt/Stickies.js. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Stickies.wdgt/version.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Unit Converter.wdgt/Info.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Unit Converter.wdgt/UnitConverter.js. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Unit Converter.wdgt/parser.js. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Unit Converter.wdgt/version.plist. New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets. New permissions are 16877
    We are using a special gid for the file or directory ./System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/MacOS/Dock. New gid is 0
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./System/Library/CoreServices/Dock.app/Contents/MacOS/Dock. New permissions are 33261
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./usr/lib/php/build/Makefile.global. New permissions are 33060
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./usr/lib/php/build/acinclude.m4. New permissions are 33060
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./usr/lib/php/build/mkdep.awk. New permissions are 33060
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./usr/lib/php/build/phpize.m4. New permissions are 33060
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./usr/lib/php/build/scan_makefile_in.awk. New permissions are 33060

    Permissions repair complete
    The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    I get the same on the seven machines I repair permissions on (or is it eight?) and I don't worry about it. I found 10.4.2 had similar problems albeit not nearly as bad. It just seems to be one of the many new 10.4.3 features.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #3
    It's just warnings to let you know that special permissions are used. If you look closely you'll notice that none of the permissions actually have been changed. Nothing to worry about... :)
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #4
    Really? I thought the new permissions part implied they had been changed. :confused:
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #5
    I think they specify when a permission is changed...

    Edit: Just did a small experiment. I messed with the permissions on the World Clock widget and then repaired permissions, and what do you know (;)):
    Code:
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Unit Converter.wdgt/parser.js.  New permissions are 33188
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets/Unit Converter.wdgt/version.plist.  New permissions are 33188
    Permissions differ on ./Library/Widgets/World Clock.wdgt, should be drwxr-xr-x , they are drwxrwxr-x 
    [B]Owner and group corrected on ./Library/Widgets/World Clock.wdgt
    Permissions corrected on ./Library/Widgets/World Clock.wdgt[/B]
    We are using special permissions for the file or directory ./Library/Widgets.  New permissions are 16877
     
  6. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #7
    Thanks Mitthrawnuruodo. I didn't doubt you at all. I was just kinda thinking out loud (as much as you can in an online forum). It's interesting all the same. :)
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #8
    No problem... you just made me doubt myself just enogh to run that little experiment to see if I had got it wrong... ;)
     

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