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Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 30, 2006 09:12AM
eMac 700. 640MB. Panther

when i run Disk Utility to repair permissions i get the following after a few minutes:

Disk Utility has lost its connection with the Disk Management Tool and cannot continue. Please quit and relaunch Disk Utility.

relaunching doesn't help. Onyx can run the Periodic Maintenance Scripts but chokes on Repair Permissions.

I ran Disk Warrior last night. it spent a long, long time on 'Locating Directory' but it finally did complete it's sweep. no change in running repair permissions.

i suspected a problem because some programs had been acting funny. i used iTunes last night and it was very quirky - i needed to change the name of an album folder and had to wait about 4 seconds between typing each letter of the title. however, after running DW iTunes is operating normally.

suggestions? is there a back-up and reinstall Panther in my near future?
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: grad
Date: January 30, 2006 09:23AM
Backup now.
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 30, 2006 09:25AM
take iTunes out of your apps folder to desktop. try DU again.



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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: Pat
Date: January 30, 2006 10:40AM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2006 09:39PM by Pat.
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 30, 2006 10:56AM
okay Fritz and Pat - Why did that work?

permissions are repaired and iTunes is back in Apps.

what was going on? since iTunes worked after i ran DW is thought that it couldn't be the problem. apparently it was.

will i have to remove iTunes from Apps in order to repair permissions from now on?

does any other program cause this type of problem?

oh, and thank you very much.
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: Pops
Date: January 30, 2006 11:23AM
Yes, a follow up explanation would be appreciated. I've not heard about this iTunes issue. Glad it _did_ work, graylocks.
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: incognegro
Date: January 30, 2006 11:36AM
in your receipts folder, there are some iTunes pkg receipts.

it's one of them, probably iTunes.pkg.



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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: graylocks
Date: January 30, 2006 11:59AM
there are 4 items in the HD Receipts library that say iTunes though one includes the word phone.

are this iTunes pkg receipt something that i can/should remove? are they all better now that i repaired permissions?
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: Pat
Date: January 30, 2006 12:07PM
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/07/2006 09:38PM by Pat.
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: January 30, 2006 01:18PM
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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: joycee
Date: January 30, 2006 03:39PM
After the latest SW update, I had the same problem on both my iBook G3 800 and my iMac G3 400 (both use OS 10.3.9). I just followed the directions already given in this thread and all was well.




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Re: Can't Repair Permissions
Posted by: Fritz
Date: January 30, 2006 08:51PM
oh man you guys! you spilt the beans! now everyone knows the history.

now what can we talk about?

mmmmmmmm.




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