permissions won't repair

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by onions, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. onions macrumors member

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    so tonight i decide to do some maintenance on my mac (clean up the desktop, delete old files, etc) and also did a repair permissions from disk utility. the problem is that after the third repair, it still shows the same files as being repaired over and over. Here's a small snippet of the repair log:

    Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreen.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x .
    Repaired "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreen.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib".
    Permissions differ on "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreenLeopard386.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib", should be drwxr-xr-x , they are -rwxr-xr-x .
    Repaired "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/AppleVNCServer.bundle/Contents/Support/LockScreenLeopard386.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/MainMenu.nib".
    ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root".
    Repaired "private/var/root".
    ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root/Library".
    Repaired "private/var/root/Library".
    ACL found but not expected on "private/var/root/Library/Preferences".
    Repaired "private/var/root/Library/Preferences".


    anyone know why these permissions are never exactly repaired?
     
  2. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    Did you do a permission repair when you were logged into OS X? IF so, try booting from the disc, click next and then on the menubar, find Disk Utility and repair permissions there.

    But if that doesn't help, just ignore them if everything is operating normally. At least this is Apple's recommendations.

    See: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1448 "Mac OS X: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore"

    On the bottom of the page:
    "Resolution:

    You can safely ignore these messages. You can also usually ignore any "ACL found but not expected..." message. These messages can occur if you change permissions on a file or directory; they are accurate, but generally not a cause for concern."
     
  3. Puevlo macrumors 6502a

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    You probably don't have permission to repair it.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Some people repair, or recommend repairing permissions for situations where it isn't appropriate. Repairing permissions only addresses very specific issues. It is not a "cure all" or a general performance enhancer, and doesn't need to be done on a regular basis. It also doesn't address permissions problems with your files or 3rd party apps.
    There are times when repairing permissions is appropriate. To do so, here are the instructions:
    If repairing permissions results in error messages, some of these messages can be ignored and should be no cause for concern.
     
  5. cammykool macrumors regular

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    Anaheim, California
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    Code:
    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Arrange.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .
    Repaired “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Arrange.monitorPanel”
    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Display.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .
    Repaired “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Display.monitorPanel”
    Permissions differ on “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Profile.monitorPanel”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .
    Repaired “System/Library/MonitorPanels/Profile.monitorPanel”
    Permissions differ on “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane”; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are lrwxr-xr-x .
    Repaired “System/Library/PreferencePanes/Displays.prefPane”
    not to revive a dead thread but im having the same issue a bunch of language stuff (odly because i didnt install any languages with Snow Leo) are these safe to ignore?
     

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