HELP! I deleted my /Library/Receipts Folder!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lookatthosemoos, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. lookatthosemoos macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    Hi Guys (and Gals)

    What would be the repercussions / how could I possibly remedy if I managed to delete my /Library/Receipts folder. While sudo-ing to remove a sub-directory in the folder, I managed to perform a:
    su rm -rf /Library/Receipts
    I know receipts are used for updating software (to check for current version). I'm thinking I might just have to do an entire re-install. Thoughts?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    *face palm*

    Please be a little more cautious when sudoing.

    You're not going to be able to repair permissions since the package receipts store the that information.
  3. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Chances are right now if you do a software update, it will say you need all of your updates over again.

    I don't think it will hurt to re-install them (just writing files over with the same file most likely) and if that works it would put the receipt back. But you would have to do this for any software that put a receipt their before you would be able to repair permissions correctly.
  4. lookatthosemoos thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2007
    Yeah, I was being a bit hasty. Thanks. I'll see how that works.

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