Comments on 2011-07-12 Mac OS X Problmems

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!

Time passes.

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-xrwx SM=COW SystemLibraryExtensions/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

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