What is this?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by BigJohno, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. BigJohno macrumors 65816

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    Recently I have been having troubles with my multi touch motions on my UB macbook pro. I did a disk scan and found this. When I repair and restart it goes away but then comes back after a day or so. What does this mean?

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  2. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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    "Will not be repaired" means: will not be repaired.

    Arrgh, this is a really messy subject (which i think Apple needs to clean up) because there's a glitch somewhere in the / software update / installer.app / disk utility repair permissions / 3-pronged relationship.

    Bottom line: DU is referencing outdated info when scanning some files, so it only thinks there's a problem (and "most likely" that /usr/share/derby item is perfectly fine, as is the suid item).

    Too bad you posted a pic instead of copy/pasting from the log... because we can't see the full pathnames, and the blooper there appears to be twofold: on one hand it's talking about a changed suid file... and on the other it shows a link where it expected a folder. [edit: apparently "derby" is a symlink to a folder... and we can't see whatever the suid file is]

    Like i said, that DURP report is probably false due to the aforementioned glitch.

    If there's any "good" news here, that mess probably has nothing to do with whatever problem you're experiencing.

    EDIT: it really burns me that such false reports exist... because — even now — we can't be 100% sure. Maybe that symlink is broken because its target folder is missing. We'd need to dig down there with Terminal to know for sure... since anything DU reports (permissions-wise) simply can't be trusted. :mad:
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I've been getting the /usr/share/derby item since day one.
     
  4. BigJohno thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Interesting. So this sounds like a common problem? What I still can't quite figure out is what is causing my trackpad gestures to not work if the error i got isn't connected.
     
  5. Hal Itosis macrumors 6502a

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    The false disk utility reports are common, unfortunately.

    I have no idea what's up with your trackpad. (Perhaps doing a restart clears out some accumulated crud somehwere, idunno. Sometimes things don't work as well after waking from a deep sleep. But — even if you run DURP ten times in a row — you'll still get those same lines every time, with or w/o a restart).
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    When I first installed Snow Leopard, I, too, got the "SUID" error when repairing permissions.

    Seems to me I did some brief investigation into it, and the word was that it's a "phony error" - that is to say, of no real consequence and that it can be disregarded.

    That was with 10.6

    Since updatings to 10.6.2, not getting the error any more.

    My advice:
    I doubt that the error has ANYthing to do with "multi touch motions", or anything else of real consequence. I wouldn't be overly concerned about it. The LAST thing you want to do is major surgery (i.e., System re-install) for a miniscule problem like this.
     

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