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This hint breaks iTMS Authorization!
Authored by: Tovarizzle on Jan 05, '06 12:30:46AM
I've done this, and although it's worked wonderfully for me in 10.4.3 Tiger in almost every respect, this hint breaks the iTMS Authorization process, making your purchased music unplayable and unburnable

When you go to authorize your computer to play your music, it will let you input your password and everything, and even add the computer to the authorization count. However, the process will exit with a "Could not save Authorization information due to permissions or missing directory" error, and your purchased music WILL NOT be authorized to play and will remain unplayable (both on your computer and your iPod). You will be unable to burn CD's with the music either. Although a bug report has been submitted to Apple, I doubt that a fix will be forthcoming for a niche problem. So if you've got a large amount of music, you'd be best to use jHymn or CD-Reimporting to de-DRM your files before moving your Users folder, or to avoid this hint outright. I'm unable to test whether this same bug affects jHymn's operation, but it's broken for files purchased with iTunes 6+ at the moment, so it's largely irrelevant but worth a try if you're yet to upgrade to v6.

Also, as an asde MpgTx (installed through DarwinPorts, which works fine) seems to have trouble with the split filesystem, and will return "Empty Chunk" errors during joining with this setup. I'm not sure quite why or how, but it does.

Either way, this hint works very well for most things, and on a computer with a lot of different things going on, these two small issues are the only problems I've had. Hope this works well for you!

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This hint breaks iTMS Authorization!
Authored by: Tovarizzle on Jan 08, '06 08:54:59PM

Just as an FYI, the MpgTx issue is fixed if you reinstall DarwinPorts once the new partition structure is in place.

For the iTMS bug, Apple replied that Partitioned Users folders are not supported and thus, this will not be fixed. So, it's jHymn time. w00t!

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