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  Panther Maintenance Tips
Subject:   Can't repair permissions
Date:   2004-01-21 23:31:58
From:   ga
Response to: Can't repair permissions

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 ?
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  • 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...