A repair at the apple stored messed up my permissions

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by dancks, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. dancks macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2009
    as talked about http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1468986

    I noticed they downgraded my computer from from 10.6.8 to 10.6.3 and uninstalled a lot of stuff like xcode. This was all part of some diagnostic for my computer to eliminate a software problem apparently. I just wanted to compile a stupid program with allegro I find I have to use sudo to use g++ to use -L/usr/local/lib and this is after trying sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/lib. I try to use cmake to reinstall allegro after it turns out that the original install is screwed up somehow. cmake runs an initial test on gcc and it fails. I re-installed xcode from the 10.6 cd I got 2 years ago.


    jason-danckss-macbook:build Jason$ cmake ..
    -- The C compiler identification is unknown
    -- The CXX compiler identification is unknown
    -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc
    -- Check for working C compiler: /usr/bin/gcc -- broken
    CMake Error at /Applications/CMake 2.8-7.app/Contents/share/cmake-2.8/Modules/CMakeTestCCompiler.cmake:52 (MESSAGE):
      The C compiler "/usr/bin/gcc" is not able to compile a simple test program.
      It fails with the following output:
       Change Dir: /Users/Jason/allegro/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp
      Run Build Command:/usr/bin/make "cmTryCompileExec/fast"
      /usr/bin/make -f CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec.dir/build.make
      "/Applications/CMake 2.8-7.app/Contents/bin/cmake" -E cmake_progress_report
      /Users/Jason/allegro/build/CMakeFiles/CMakeTmp/CMakeFiles 1
      Building C object CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec.dir/testCCompiler.c.o
      /usr/bin/gcc -o CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec.dir/testCCompiler.c.o -c
      cc1: error: /usr/local/include: Permission denied
      make[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/cmTryCompileExec.dir/testCCompiler.c.o] Error 1
      make: *** [cmTryCompileExec/fast] Error 2
      CMake will not be able to correctly generate this project.
    Call Stack (most recent call first):
      CMakeLists.txt:31 (project)
    -- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!
    fyi and the funny thing is besides downgrading my computer all they ended up doing is replacing the topcase.

    I guess I'm open to input but really I'm just venting.

    I'll try to use Clang instead I'll post back.
  2. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
  3. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    I don't think Time Machine existed in 10.6.x. I thought that was a 10.7 feature.

    Anyway, to the O.P., it looks like you're going to have to re-produce whatever custom setup you had before. Looks like the XCode Command-Line tools aren't installed correctly. You'll have to go into the settings menu and make sure they are activated. Of course, that may be difficult since you'll have an older version of XCode. Not sure if it's still supported or not.
  4. bronner macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2012
    Time machine

    Time machine didnt only exist in 10.6 AND 10.7, but it was a new feature in 10.5 Leopard.

    It went:

    10.5 Leopard
    10.6 Snow Leopard
    10.7 Lion
    10.8 Mountain Lion
  5. dancks thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2009
    I don't use Time Machine. oops.

    I was able to fix some of the problems by re-enabling root and unlocking some system folders. Still doesn't work completely right. Problem is I set it up such a long time ago I don't remember what I have to do.
  6. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Don't forget to document what you do this time around.

    Edit: and keep that document backed up somewhere.

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