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Remove an Akamai plist error from the Console Apps
If your network slows down or the performance of your Mac inexplicably deteriorates, make sure to have a look in the Console. You might find an error mentioning that a deamon, called Akamai Client, can't find the file loader.pl in /Applications/Akamai. You can find a picture of this error on my blog.

It has been suggested that this problem is caused by any Adobe product, but althought I suspect this to be correct, I can't confirm this. Aforementioned website recommends re-downloading and re-installing the Adobe software and then executing a command line utility, but this didn't work for me. Here's what I did.

I decided to search for the files (in Terminal) related to the problem and typed:

$locate akamai

in the shell. The locate command found two files:

com.akamai.mac.plist
com.akamai.client.plist


One of them was in a deamons folder, the other in a preferences folder. I simply moved both files to the trash and restarted the Mac. This removed the recurring error message from the console window and improved my Mac's performance.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Remove an Akamai plist error from the Console
Authored by: S Barman on Jun 21, '11 07:42:20AM
If you have not setup the locate database, you may want to run the following from the command line:
sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist
You do this once and, after it finishes (it will take a while) the locate database will continue to be updated.

Also... you don't have to reboot your system. Just restart your browser!

Edited on Jun 21, '11 07:44:05AM by S Barman


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Remove an Akamai plist error from the Console
Authored by: deemery on Jun 21, '11 07:50:02AM

Where would /Applications/Akamai come from, in the first place? Is this installed as a side effect of some other software? I have a couple Adobe applications installed on my machine but don't see /Applications/Akamai .



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Remove an Akamai plist error from the Console
Authored by: marksch on Jun 21, '11 09:07:39AM

Exactly this is the problem. It seems never to be installed.

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Remove an Akamai plist error from the Console
Authored by: BMarsh on Jun 21, '11 02:51:00PM

It most likely is connected with the "Adobe Downloader" program which uses Akamai to distribute the load.

This is likely why some people run into it, but not everyone who uses Adobe products.



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Remove an Akamai plist error from the Console
Authored by: VxJasonxV on Jun 21, '11 09:44:51PM

People really need to stop using slocate :/. It's going to be that much harder to stop whenever Apple finally removes it.

Besides, is `mdfind -name akamai` really that hard?

$ mdfind -name akamai
/Users/jason/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects/SPAF9TNQ/video.foxnews.com/assets/akamai

If you REALLY must, you could always put ' alias locate="mdfind -name" ' in your .bash_profile or similar.



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