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mypointofview
05-13-2010, 05:21 AM
Repair permissions will not work in this case, if the Leopard install was a fresh install and not an upgrade from Tiger.

I am running SuperDuper, latest version 2.6.2 on a Tiger volume. I am trying to copy a Leopard volume to another drive but repair permissions won't work.

I try to repair permissions with DiskUtility and get error "No valid packages".

A search on the Internet gives the solution to copy a file named "BaseSystem.pkg" from the Tiger system over to the Leopard system (the file is in /Library/Receipts).

My suggestion: add a comment to the error pointing to above work around.

But now my question: will I have trouble later on if I leave that file in the Leopard install?

Thanks,

-Martin

dnanian
05-13-2010, 07:38 AM
Don't do that, Martin - simply turn off repair permissions. I've done many clean installs of Leopard and repair permissions works just fine, from Leopard. In general, you shouldn't copy Leopard from Tiger... and shouldn't repair permissions for OS versions other than what you have.