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[SOLUTION] Kalyway 10.5.2 - Installer Permission Denied Issue


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I have recently installed Kalyway 10.5.2 on my P5k-VM with C2D E6750. Everything is great - soundcard, network card, video card works well. (Many thanks to Kalyway!)

The MD5 checksum of the image I used is :

f30ae90d597dbeed192fda7d08888362 Kalyway_10.5.2_DVD_Intel_Amd.iso



I noticed a "Permission Denied" error on the Installer when I want to install Xcode 3.0 on this. The exact error message is such:

Apr 19:10:10 my-mac installdb [624]: Failed to open database on '/'. Error 14, 13, Permission denied.

After a few hours of digging, I came across a mention of invalid permissions on the Receipts file in /Library/Receipts, in particularly, the file : /Library/Receipts/db/a.receiptdb. I noticed the permission was:

-rw-------  1 root  wheel  97353728 15 Apr 19:10 a.receiptdb

I am not sure what caused this (perhaps some post-installation script?) but this occurs even right after I do a fresh reinstall. I also noticed similar "permission denied" error in the log if I do a reinstallation without erasing the disk/partition. This permission issue also affected the "verify/repair permissions" in the Disk Utility (diskutil) program.

Can Kalyway have a look into this?




I tried a simple chmod on the a.receiptdb file:

chmod 755 /Library/Receipts/db/a.receiptdb

That took care of the permission denied issue, I was able to install Xcode 3.0 as well.


I hope this helps. G'luck

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