Cannot Repair Permissions
by Bruce on Apr 4, 2006 at 8:13:55 pm
Our beautiful IT group came down one day to put Symantec Anti-Virus on my Mac. I had no choice in the matter. (These are the same people who for years wouldn't support our Macs but now feel the need to ball them up). Since that time when I go to disk utility to repair my permissions on my Macintosh hard drive it fails and gives me a "No Valid Packages" error. Where do you think I should start? I called IT but they have no idea (imagine that)!
Just be careful if you repair permissions off the disc that the version of the system that the disc boots into is the same as your installed system.. otherwise you'll screw up your permission in a big way.
Re: Cannot Repair Permissions by Bruce on Apr 5, 2006 at 11:54:45 am
Thanks for everyone's help I did a disk repair from my startup disk and it did fix problems. Also there is a file called BaseSystem.pkg that resides in your Library/Reciepts folder mine had disappeared for some reason so I took it out of another system we were running and now I can repair permissions no problem. Thanks for everyone's help!