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Post icon  Posted 29 December 2007 - 11:00 AM

Hi Matthew
Sorry to bother you with trivia this side of the Festive Season. I am a new Leopard user. I try to be conscientious in my housekeeping & perform the 'periodic' jobs on a regular basis. The only one I seem to be having trouble with is the 'weekly' one. I did this today, but the message is typical:
Sat Dec 29 11:41:50 EST 2007

Rebuilding locate database:
mktemp: mkdtemp failed on /var/folders/mP/mP46KnGhGvyvsL5U0sfM0++++TI/-Tmp-//locateH420AxD56f: Permission denied

Rebuilding whatis database:
makewhatis: /usr/share/man//usr/share/man:/usr/X11/man: No such file or directory
makewhatis: /usr/X11/man//usr/share/man:/usr/X11/man: No such file or directory

-- End of weekly output --

Should I be worried? I've tried using Cocktail (Leopard version) to rebuild the databases, but it makes no difference.

Thank you. Happy New Year to you & all the gang!

BTW I can't find the 'SEND' button - only the 'Preview Post' - so I hope this reaches you.

Mikeb
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 05:37 PM

Hi Mike,

I'll be moving this topic over to the Help forum on the main site as soon as it's live (Friday afternoon, fingers crosed). Look for a response then. Meanwhile have you tried using Disk Utility to repair permissions?
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