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10.5: Solve a repair permissions issue after 10.5.8 update
Authored by: Brian G. on Aug 13, '09 03:39:35PM

I never repair permissions. There is no need and I never have problems. If permissions are screwed up, it is user error.



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re: incorrect permissions exclusively due to user error
Authored by: rbsandkam on Aug 13, '09 11:32:33PM

I agree that there is a great deal of paranoia surrounding this issue, but what you are saying is just not true.

Install Quark XPress 7 and then check your permissions.
You will find that the QXP installer has decimated the permissions on everything in your Application folder.
It is not user error, it is the installer.

Whether this has the potential to mess up an OS upgrade, I do not know.
But there is no doubt that something besides user error has caused a great number of files to have incorrect permissions assigned.

It would be foolish to believe that there are not other poorly written installers in existence.



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re: incorrect permissions exclusively due to user error
Authored by: cavenewt on Aug 15, '09 12:38:36PM

The Quark 7 (and possibly 6, I don't remember) installer was horrible in that it reset the permissions on every file in the folder enclosing the new Quark folder, which, in most cases, would be your Applications folder. I actually had a Quark representative on site when I discovered this, and his eyes got real big when I showed it to him (the permissions repair after that took 30-40 minutes of constant scrolling in the Repair Permissions window.) The workaround was to make a new, empty folder and then tell Quark to install inside of THAT folder, then after installation, move the newly-created Quark folder into the main Applications.

I haven't seen any other installer so poorly behaved since then, but it sure is possible. Epson might have some issues--I see tons of Epson file permissions get repaired on many client machines I work on.



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10.5: Solve a repair permissions issue after 10.5.8 update
Authored by: Spinnetti on Aug 16, '09 07:31:29PM

nice answer. Do you say the same thing if you get a flat tire on your car?



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