My console logs contain the following message soon after each login:

2003-07-08 21:32:40.855 pbs[9157] CFLog (0): CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): Old-style plist pr: missing semicolon in dictionary.
2003-07-08 21:32:40.862 pbs[9157] CFLog (0): CFPropertyListCreateFromXMLData(): The file name for this data might be (or it might not): file://localhost/usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Helsinki

I would like to get rid of the message. I have been unable to identify
the bad file - Helsinki is not a plist file at all, there are a lot of
*.plist and *.strings in the systems, many of them contain a missing
semicolon (or do not contain a missing semicolon), I fixed a couple by
hand but that did not help.

I have learnt that pbs is a "paste bord server" that manages the
clipboard; that /usr/bin/plutil thinks it knows when a property list
is bad; that I do not have a man page for pbs; that all the world wide
web is silent on this particular problem.

The following incantation helps find bad property lists in the system:

find / -name "*.plist" -print0 | xargs -0 plutil -s

Be root to find all *.plist - though I wasn't - and repeat to find all
bad *.strings; I have no idea what other naming conventions might hide
property lists.

Any help? The problem persists over several updates, now 10.2.6.
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Jussi