Did you try “sudo diskutil …” on the command line?
– Harald 2011-07-12 11:48 UTC
– AlexSchroeder 2011-07-12 12:25 UTC
Grrrr. iPhoto is also giving me the spinning rainbow wheel – something is seriously wrong with this box.
– AlexSchroeder 2011-07-12 12:41 UTC
Going to backup the iPhoto libraries and then I’ll try rebuilding them.
– AlexSchroeder 2011-07-12 12:52 UTC
Hm, my wife installed the update. My wife can now look at her iPhoto library after “repairing” it (using her account). I cannot look at her iPhoto library (using my account) → spinning wheel of rainbow death. Now I “repair” my iPhoto library (using my account) and try to open it → spinning wheel of rainbow death.
W00T I ask myself and go back to her account. And lo and behold, I can open my iPhoto library using her account. I “repair” my library (using her account). Switch back to my account → spinning wheel of rainbow death.
This software update is terrible.
– AlexSchroeder 2011-07-12 20:27 UTC
Downloading iPhoto Library Manager and setting the permission for the library to Read and Write for the owner (me), the group, and others, did not help either.
I tried “Rebuild the iPhoto Library Database from automatic backup” and got a totally borked library. iPhoto would start, but all the events had the same image, all the faces showed nothing, clicking on one of them crashed iPhoto… Bad idea!
Ok, I restored the borked version from backup (before any “repair” attempts) and suspecting some ownership issues, I ran the following:
rsync -av /Volumes/Backup/Extern/Pictures/Alex\ iPhoto\ Library /Volumes/Extern/Pictures/Alex\ iPhoto\ Library chown -R alex:alex /Volumes/Backup/Extern/Pictures/Alex\ iPhoto\ Library chmod -R ugo+rw /Volumes/Backup/Extern/Pictures/Alex\ iPhoto\ Library
Result: fixed it. I can open my iPhoto library.
My thinking is that with Claudia running the software update, and the two of us sharing the same iPhoto library resulted in some ownership issues.
I am having similar problems. How can i change the permissions in just a couple of folders (my iPhoto ‘11 crashes when i choose Preferences and it comes up with this error MALLOC_LARGE 00000000380b3000-0000000038208000 [ 1364K] rw-/rwx SM=PRV --> __TEXT 000000008f002000-000000008f7a5000 [ 7820K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceGLDriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/GeForceGLDriver
– ToddJ 2011-10-16 15:02 UTC
It would seem that your problem is related to a graphics card an it’s driver, not the permissions of your library.
– AlexSchroeder 2011-10-16 21:32 UTC