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In article <bf6hr0$2nl$1acme.gcfn.org>, Fred Moore <fmooregcfn.org> wrote: > Hi all, Could use a little help with some UNIX permissions stuff. > > *Every*day* I run DFA to repair permissions, and *every*day* the same > files have ed up permissions and group IDs. They are > > ./private/var/db/netinfo/local.nidb/Clean and > ./private/var/run/utmp > > Any idea why this is happening and, more importantly, should I be worried? "Repair Permissions" simply goes through the "bill of materials" files for each package you've installed on the system and sets the permissions according to each package's BOM. It is not unlikely that two different installs ...

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    In article <bf6hr0$2nl$1acme.gcfn.org>, Fred Moore <fmooregcfn.org>
    wrote:
    > Hi all, Could use a little help with some UNIX permissions stuff.
    >
    > *Every*day* I run DFA to repair permissions, and *every*day* the same
    > files have ed up permissions and group IDs. They are
    >
    > ./private/var/db/netinfo/local.nidb/Clean and
    > ./private/var/run/utmp
    >
    > Any idea why this is happening and, more importantly, should I be worried?
    "Repair Permissions" simply goes through the "bill of materials" files
    for each package you've installed on the system and sets the
    permissions according to each package's BOM. It is not unlikely that
    two different installs would install the same file but have slightly
    different permissions. So every time you repair permissions, the
    permissions on that file will get set one way by the first package,
    then the other way by the second package. Each package will report
    that the permissions are "wrong" for that file. But the differences
    are minor enough not to affect the computer's operation.

    It is not necesary to run Repair Permissions every day.

    --
    Jerry Kindall, Seattle, WA <http://www.jerrykindall.com/>

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    Fred Moore <fmooregcfn.org> wrote:
    > *Every*day* I run DFA to repair permissions, and *every*day* the same
    > files have ed up permissions and group IDs. They are
    >
    > ./private/var/db/netinfo/local.nidb/Clean and
    > ./private/var/run/utmp
    >
    > Any idea why this is happening and, more importantly, should I be worried?
    No. See
    [url]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25364[/url]
    [url]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107230[/url]

    kenichi
    kenichi kikuchi Guest

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    Thanks for the responses. Now I'll sleep better.

    --Fred
    Fred Moore Guest

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