Leopard: Disk Utility - Repair Disk Permission

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  1. nemo

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    What Does This Mean?

    When I repair my permissions I constantly get this warning:



    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/Remote Management/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.




    okayyyyyy...does anyone have a clue as to what this is? is it bad? I just installed Leopard so I just want to have some peace of mind. Thanks Guys!

    Niko
     
  2. MACRoel

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    Re: What Does This Mean?

    Im also constantly get this warning when I did repair permissions after installing Leopard. Experts please help! Experts please comment about this....
     
  3. renzo

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    Repair Disk Permission seems to take longer than in Tiger....
    anyone with the same experience????
     
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    We have same experience. By the way, have you experienced a warning after doing repair disk permission?
     
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    RDAgent is part of Apple Remote Desktop, and 'SUID' refers to a "SetUID" executable. (For more info on SetUID, you might check out this link).

    [source: Apple Discussion Support]

    Anyways, this is a known bug and should be fixed in the next update. There is nothing to worry about.
     
  6. blacksocks

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    Leopard was terribly slow until I repaired the disk permissions. Now everything is zippy and snappy!
     
  7. renzo

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    Yes. I do get the same message after running the RDP
     
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    Thanks Jepaz. I am actually worried that somehow I got some mistakes when I was doing Leopard installation. I almost decided to do the reinstallation. At least I have now some peace of mind. Lets hope that the next update to solve this bug will be released soon.
     
  9. nemo

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    @Jepaz Thanks!!as everyone else on this page you gave us peace of mind.Now, Apple make us proud!
     
  10. taongbundok

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    Happy to see this thread.. was worried too after getting the same warning :)
     
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    i have that warning too. thought i messed up my Leopard somehow. hahahaha
    good thing i found this thread. :)
     
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    Same here. It's pretty darn long. I believe its a bug also.
     
  13. taongbundok

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    Running Leopard on a PB 1.5 PowerPc G4. I updated to 10.5.1 and everything was ok, no more warnings in RDP. I'm not sure what I did recently, though I suspect it may have been the latest security update, and now my Repair Disk Permission displays this:

    Repairing permissions for “Powerbook HD”
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/afpLoad" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Filesystems/AppleShare/check_afp.app/Contents/MacOS/check_afp" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Extensions/webdav_fs.kext/Contents/Resources/load_webdav" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/PreferencePanes/DateAndTime.prefPane/Contents/Resources/TimeZone.prefPane/Contents/Resources/TimeZoneSettingTool" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Printers/Libraries/aehelper" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Printers/Libraries/csregprinter" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/Printers/IOMs/LPRIOM.plugin/Contents/MacOS/LPRIOMHelper" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/SecurityFixer.app/Contents/Resources/securityFixerTool" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "Applications/System Preferences.app/Contents/Resources/installAssistant" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "Applications/Utilities/Activity Monitor.app/Contents/Resources/pmTool" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access.app/Contents/Resources/kcproxy" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "Applications/Utilities/ODBC Administrator.app/Contents/Resources/iodbcadmintool" has been modified and will not be repaired.
    Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/OwnerGroupTool" has been modified and will not be repaired.

    Permissions repair complete


    Has anyone else experienced this? Everything's running well naman, but I'm just wondering what I did to make the warnings appear. Any info will be much appreciated.
     
  14. totolabradog

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    I've gotten that warning every time i try to fix my disk permissions, it seemed like disk utility never fixes it when you run it. I've switched back to Tiger and disk utility has been running fine now.
     
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    Hi Toto, why did you switch back to tiger? Sorry, if OT, did you post your experience in the thread "Back to Tiger from Leopard hell."
     
  16. johannes

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    I checked the Apple Support pages regarding these issues with SUID files, when Disk Utility is run.

    According to the site:

     
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    Mac OS X 10.5: Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions reports issues with SUID files

    Solution:
    You can safely ignore these messages. They are accurate but not a cause for concern.


    Which is Apple-speak for, "We haven't got a clue, and thus we don't know what to do about it."
     
  18. johannes

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    Haha.. Good one, soloworx :p

    With my OC-ness bordering on clinical, this issue and that statement from the Apple support page would almost certainly drive me bonkers. I guess that's why I'm still on Tiger...
     
  19. dominiquejames

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    Hi guys,

    When I do a Repair Disk Permission, and I get the following:

    ACL found but not expected on "Applications/Utilities".
    ACL found but not expected on "Applications".
    ACL found but not expected on "Library".

    Permissions repair complete.


    Do you also get the above? What does it mean?
     
  20. ericklite

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    i used to get the same messages after disk utility as taongbundok. didn't really freak me out. after several updates, i now get the messages that dominiquejames gets. maybe one more update fixes it all.
     

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