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Repair privileges from Disk Utility System
Apple's Repair Privileges program has now been folded into the Disk Utility application. When in Disk Utility (in /Applications -> Utilities), you have the option to verify or repair priviledges. Click on your start-up drive in the left pane, select First Aid, and then choose to either Verify or Repair the permissions. Nice!

[Editor's note: Here's a little time-saving tip for you, based on personal experience. If you intend to repair the permissions anyway, don't bother running verify permissions first. I ran Verify, which took about 15 minutes on my 40gb drive. It found two errors, and I thought "great, that should be a quick fix!" So I hit Repair, and ... the entire process started over. Repair doesn't seem to keep track of what was found in Verify; it just basically does the same thing except it actually executes the fixes.]
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Authored by: deleted_user18 on Sep 03, '02 02:10:10AM

This finally fixed my sendmail problem. I had wrong user/group set to one spool directory which was changed back.

Now everything works fine!

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Authored by: 3GGG on Oct 16, '02 09:26:48AM

For some reason a couple of our iBooks will not allow the Repair and Verify Permissions to work. The buttons are greyed out when the volume is selected. Other iBooks work fine. Any ideas?

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Authored by: remy on Nov 21, '02 02:26:53AM

i have the same problem with my G4.
After installing the macosx10.2.2 update, disk utility won't allow me to use the verify or repair permissions function. the buttons are greyed out, even when i start disk utility from an external device. any ideas?

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