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Hi all.
Recently I was working on new utility for kexts. Seems to be finished, so I decided to show this app on international forum.

Features:
1. Maintenance: Repair permissions, and rebuild cache for Extra and System/Library/Extensions.
Both directories: Extra/Extensions and Extra/KextStore are supported.
2. Installation: Install kexts to Extra or S/L/E and create mkext.
3. Unpacker: Check mkext's content kexts and unpack it.
4. Kext Information: Check kext's architectures and dependencies.
5. Loaded: Shows list of currently loaded kexts in system.

There's no need to repair permissions in Disk Utility, after using this tool.
Installation and Maintenance can be executed for any OS X partition. Not only /.

Works on Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.
Universal binary: x86_64 and i386.

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looks great.. thanx

so we can install Lion's kext and rebuild its cache from inside SL? and vice-versa?

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so we can install Lion's kext and rebuild its cache from inside SL? and vice-versa?

Yes. I used "touch" command, so system takes care of rebuilding cache, instead of rebuilding it manually. At least it should work like that.

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Danke!

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Thanks, works great in SL.

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Great...

Thank you..

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Great job! I'll try it

Thanks janek202 ;)

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great job

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Hi all.
Recently I was working on new utility for kexts. Version 3.0 seems to be finished, so I decided to show this app on international forum.


Hi I like a lot your app can you/ will you provide source, pleaseee?

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Prima, danke schön!

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Thanks! works on Lion.

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Thanks, it's very nice, better than Kext Utility and Kext Helper b7 combined. May it rest in peace.

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Great.
But does this new utility handle the rights of kext "correct" if i use kext utitlity works but next OS X Diskutility must repair all of them again.

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Great.
But does this new utility handle the rights of kext "correct" if i use kext utitlity works but next OS X Diskutility must repair all of them again.

Yes.
Maintenance: First it sets owner (root:wheel) and permissions (755) for the whole System/Library/Extensions. Some system kexts requires other permissions etc. so after that it repairs permissions on whole target disk using: "diskutil repairpermissions".

Installation: It sets owner and permissions only for newly installed kexts. Others aren't modified. After that it rebuilds cache.

So there's no need to run Disk Utility after using my application.

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whut a great tool!!!!

thanx for this....makes life easier!!!! ;)

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Great application. Great job! Everything you need in one place.

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If anyone would like to make a translation to other language (currently English and Polish) please let me know. I will create necessary files.

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I really appreciate the added functionality it has over other kext utilities. Thanks.

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Dzięki! Miło widzieć rodaków wspierających społeczność OSX86 :)

Thanks!

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Hi all.
Recently I was working on new utility for kexts. Version 3.0 seems to be finished, so I decided to show this app on international forum.

Features:
1. Maintenance: Repair permissions, and rebuild cache for Extra and System/Library/Extensions.
Both directories: Extra/Extensions and Extra/KextStore are supported.
2. Installation: Install kexts to Extra or S/L/E and create mkext.
3. Unpacker: Check mkext's content kexts and unpack it.
4. Kext Information: Check kext's architectures and dependencies.
5. Loaded: Shows list of currently loaded kexts in system.

Hi Janek,

This was long overdue and many thanks for your hard work.

I would like to suggest some additional features in the 'Loaded' section:

-Would it be possible to emulate the functionality of the 'Extensions' section of System Profiler ?

What would be useful is the location of the loaded kexts.

These could be displayed in a new window with the ability to save the info to a text file.

Kind regards,
Rn






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