the "repair permissions" functionality is horribly named. permissions don't get "broken" and cause damage, as this tool suggests.
that said, you do have a lot and it is odd that they aren't going away. but your computer being sluggish is not necessarily related to that list at all. are you familiar enough with os x to check other logs to see what you are seeing there?
To Everybody -- if you recently started to get a ton of permissions errors after installing an Apple update, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for your reply. Your opinions are appreciated.
1.) Yes, this is a crazy amount of permission problems. I've never seen this many before.
2.) I noticed on an Apple support thread that someone had similar problems, and I wanted to find out if anyone here on CC had noticed this too - and of course, if anyone felt it was related to the recent update installed from Apple.
Small confession here -- I attempted to log into Apple support and for some reason my AppleID would not work, and their procedure for fixing the AppleID also did not work. SO... because I couldn't write to someone in that forum and ask my question, here I am on good old CC.
3.) Yes, I have utilized the Activity Monitor on many occasions. Just not for this. Why? Because by the time I notice the slow-down, it's not possible to even open the AM, much less watch it for a while to see what precisely is hogging the bandwidth. So, given that FCP7 and/or Motion 4 seem to be running at that moment, one can assume...
4.) I won't argue whether "Repair Permissions" is properly named, or even useful. Having had Macs for many years, I know that in the past, one could run this program and actually see results - the errors would not reappear upon re-running "Verify." Nowadays, it seems to do nothing but report the same problems over and over. File permissions are important for a UNIX type operating system, though; just seems that Apple has abandoned users yet again, here.