Repairing Permissions in Leopard. What's Wrong?

thewhitehart

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 9, 2005
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The town without George Bailey
I can't seem to repair permissions using Disk Utility in Leopard. It just hangs at the candy cane bar.

The status box says:

"Repairing Permissions for Macintosh HD"
"Stopped by User" (After I purposely stopped it when it hung for so long)
"Permissions repair complete"

Does that just mean that there were no broken permissions? I replicated this problem on an imac core duo with a clean install of leopard, and an ibook G4 with an upgrade install of Leopard.
 

Hard-Hat-Mac

macrumors regular
May 18, 2007
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Philly Burbs
Mine took forever the first time. I just walked away and did some junk came back and it found two errors. I hit repair and again it took about 30 minutes to repair.
 

zakatov

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Mar 8, 2005
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South Florida
I can't seem to repair permissions using Disk Utility in Leopard. It just hangs at the candy cane bar.

The status box says:

"Repairing Permissions for Macintosh HD"
"Stopped by User" (After I purposely stopped it when it hung for so long)
"Permissions repair complete"

Does that just mean that there were no broken permissions? I replicated this problem on an imac core duo with a clean install of leopard, and an ibook G4 with an upgrade install of Leopard.
Don't wanna sound rude, but what don't you get about "Stopped by User"?? It means it didn't finish because you stopped it. It didn't freeze, it was checking permissions, and it didn't find any before you stopped it.

Let the damn thing finish
 

psychofreak

Retired
May 16, 2006
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London
In Leopard, Disk Utility takes ages to repair permissions, not going into the progress bar (just staying on the striped candybar)...you have to be patient and hope 10.5.1 brings a fix...
 

thewhitehart

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 9, 2005
942
141
The town without George Bailey
In Leopard, Disk Utility takes ages to repair permissions, not going into the progress bar (just staying on the striped candybar)...you have to be patient and hope 10.5.1 brings a fix...
Thanks. I naturally thought something was wrong because of the candy bar stripe hanging, when Tiger's progress was near instantaneous. I've already had Disk Utility become unresponsive in Leopard, so for the third poster I think it was reasonable for me to suppose the process would never proceed. That's why I stopped it.
 

Plymouthbreezer

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Feb 27, 2005
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Massachusetts
Don't wanna sound rude, but what don't you get about "Stopped by User"?? It means it didn't finish because you stopped it. It didn't freeze, it was checking permissions, and it didn't find any before you stopped it.

Let the damn thing finish
Uh, no.

I got the same error too, and I stopped nothing. In fact, I left my MacBook Pro alone and came back to find this.

Rude, yes.
 

andy721

macrumors 6502a
Sep 29, 2007
591
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FL
haha

I thought I was the only one with this problem.
I hope the update 10.5.1 fixes this bug.:mad:
 

itickings

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Apr 14, 2007
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I thought I was the only one with this problem.
I hope the update 10.5.1 fixes this bug.:mad:
After reading the forums with this topic popping up regularly, I somethimes think I'm the only one without this problem. :p

Granted, it's slower than in Tiger and consumes a lot of CPU and RAM, but both verifying and repairing works and finishes in a reasonable amount of time.
 

andy721

macrumors 6502a
Sep 29, 2007
591
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FL
After reading the forums with this topic popping up regularly, I somethimes think I'm the only one without this problem. :p

Granted, it's slower than in Tiger and consumes a lot of CPU and RAM, but both verifying and repairing works and finishes in a reasonable amount of time.
It used to take a few minutes but a week later it's been taking 10-30mins.
 
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