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This is the hard way
Authored by: Corsec on Jan 02, '03 12:18:41PM

If you read the error, the file is *locked* or you do not right *write permissions*. What you did was creat a copy that you owned and had write permissions to by default. If you just get into on bolt files, make sure you are the owner (the little (me) should be besides the name in the owner box) and same for group, and that owner could read write, group read, and others read No coping is needed. But bolth ways work :)

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This is the hard way
Authored by: qdzlug on Jan 02, '03 04:22:11PM


Thanks for responding - I just was looking into this a little more, and wanted to provide some clarification.

When the problem happened the permissions on the two files were 644 for both, and ownership was my account. The one thing I did not check (forgot to) was if the file was locked (in the getinfo screen from Finder).

I've been trying to recreate the problem (w/o the crashing the machine part ;> ) - I can check both the Unix permissions (via either finder or command line) and if the file is locked or not (via finder) and I don't notice a change at all from the default (644 and unlocked) when importing, playing, or burning.

You do raise a good point that should have been covered in the initial post - permissions/ownership should be checked on both files first. As an aside, have you encountered this problem where the permissions/ownership were off? I can't see why the app would need to change these.

The closest thing I can find at Apple's site is a bit that talks about the locking for a mailbox file, but I think (I don't use that just creates a lock file in the spool directory.


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This is the truth
Authored by: FACEMILK on Jan 09, '03 02:47:10AM

I had this exact problem just yesterday. I checked the files in question:
~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music
~/Music/iTunes/iTunes 3 Music Library
~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music Library.xml

All were UNlocked, owned by me, and I had read/write permissions.
A logout/login did not fix the problem.
A restart fixed it.

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