Cannot update installed software

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Akagi010, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Akagi010 macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    I am updating my software on a regular base, after I had to rebuild my system from a Time Machine backup, something is wrong.

    Every time I update e.g. Libre Office, Firefox etc., it fails. All I do is to open the DMG file and move the app into the applications folder. I am asked for password and then the message

    The operation can’t be completed because some items had to be skipped. For each item, choose File > Get Info, make sure “Locked” is deselected, and then check the Sharing & Permissions section. When you are sure the items are unlocked and not designated as Read Only or No Access, try again.

    appears. As it seems, the created folder (e.g. /Application/Firefox.app) is empty.

    As a workaround I can delete the application before by moving it into the trash and then install the new version.

    I have no idea why this does not work, but maybe someone can give me some hints!
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Did you have FileVault enabled before restoring from a TM backup ?
     
  3. Akagi010, Feb 14, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012

    Akagi010 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi!

    Well, I restored the entire system onto a fresh installed SSD in mid-December. After that I activated FileVault.

    EDIT: Seems to be the same like in:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3465427?start=0&tstart=0
     
  4. Humpidge macrumors newbie

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    Unable to update Chrome and other apps

    Had check for update failure on Google Chrome, MBP, Lion 10.7.4. Tried to download new version and reinstall, but got same error: "The operation can’t be completed because some items had to be skipped. For each item, choose File > Get Info, make sure “Locked” is deselected, and then check the Sharing & Permissions section. When you are sure the items are unlocked and not designated as Read Only or No Access, try again." Could not reinstall Chrome, and old version refused to work as now some files were missing.

    Fortunately, had AppCleaner 2.1.0(234) installed (free from http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/25276/appcleaner or http://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/). Chose what remained of Chrome from pick-list in AppCleaner and let it search for relevant files, then deleted them (unchecked the .dmg files as I needed them to reinstall). Ran latest Chrome install again, and this time worked. Google was good enough to restore most of my settings (History, bookmarks, themes, etc.) as it maintains them under my Google Profile. Did lose SessionBuddy Sessions, and, it appears, most if not all cookies and cache; possibly other things as well. Had to copy the "1" document database from the deleted database reference in Trash (also made copy in case I need to retrieve other info/settings) and then just copied it into same folder/directory....sessions were restored. Reference to this procedure: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/sessionbuddy-discuss/wKHT-ugzzYA.

    Google should get their act together...nothing should be this hard on a Mac, much lsss just reinstalling an app.....


    Peace, Web+
     

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