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Subject:   Can't repair permissions
Date:   2003-11-22 10:04:38
From:   F.J.
Response to: Can't repair permissions

Hi !


Would you be unable to repair the permissions by using the Disk Utility, chances are that the permissions of the utility in itself have gone wrong...


Therefore, you may want to try to repair them once by booting from the Panther install CD 1. The "Disk Utility" can be opened by using the "Installer" menu.


You may also want to go to the Apple support site to get some more help, either by browsing the Knowledge Base or by posting on the forums.


F.J.

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  • Can't repair permissions
    2004-01-21 23:31:58  ga [View]

    I get the same error. I get a message "First Aid failed" followed by "error: no valid packages (-9997)". I can't repair permissions even when booting from another Panther partition or even from Panther/Jaguar install CDs.
    Any help ?
    • Can't repair permissions
      2004-01-21 23:49:21  ga [View]

      Well, found the answer with a bit of searching :)
      Look at
      http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25704

      I 've probably mistakenly deleted files from /Library/Receipts. I put BaseSystem.pkg there from another Panther installation and it worked.
      • Can't repair permissions
        2005-11-24 07:20:52  reinmund [View]

        > I 've probably mistakenly deleted files from /Library/Receipts.
        > I put BaseSystem.pkg there from another Panther
        > installation and it worked.

        Great, that fixed it for me.
        I still wonder how it got deleted in the first place...
      • Can't repair permissions
        2005-11-24 07:21:38  reinmund [View]

        > I 've probably mistakenly deleted files from /Library/Receipts.
        > I put BaseSystem.pkg there from another Panther
        > installation and it worked.

        Great, that fixed it for me.
        I still wonder how it got deleted in the first place...