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10.6: Fix an Apple Software Restore font issue System 10.6
Snow Leopard only hintApple Software Restore (ASR) has a font issue when used from the command line (asr), or from Disk Utility (Restore tab) in 10.6.

When booting off the imaged drive, upon first log in to each user account, a message pops up stating that the Lucide Grand font has been changed and restored. There are two ways to fix this issue:
  1. Run Disk Utility from the 10.6 install disc: this insures that all caches are in sync.
  2. In Terminal, do this: rm -rf /Volumes/some_drive/private/var/folders/*: this removes the font caches from the users' accounts.
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10.6: Fix an Apple Software Restore font issue
Authored by: V.K. on Dec 31, '09 08:09:10AM

I've never encountered this problem (I seriously doubt it's universal) but there is no need to run any terminal commands. Just boot in safe mode once. This will dump all user font caches in 10.6. There are also lots of 3rd party tools that will clear font caches like OnyX, YASU, LCC etc.

Edited on Dec 31, '09 08:10:07AM by V.K.

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10.6: Fix an Apple Software Restore font issue
Authored by: lithoman on Jan 01, '10 01:53:49PM

Why not delete the folders from the Finder ? You will need to authenticate to do so.

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Not an Apple Software Restore Problem
Authored by: gerritdewitt on Jan 02, '10 03:35:56PM

What you've described and similar problems usually stem from cloning a volume while you're started up from it, or not properly preparing your master volume before you create your deployable disk image.

So, you can avoid this completely if you start up from another volume and prepare the master volume before you create the disk image with Disk Utility or hdiutil.

Preparing the master image involves removing system caches in /System/Library and /Library, and temporary folders in /var/folders and /tmp.

So, this isn't an asr problem at all. ASR is simply copying the blocks or files of items on a HFS-type volume. Check out the Apple Developer site for more information about asr.

--Gerrit, ACSA

Edited on Jan 02, '10 03:37:56PM by gerritdewitt

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