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I'm just curious if anyone may know why "Repair Permissions", with Disk Utility seems to take an extraordinary amount of time since I upgraded to 10.5.8 The process takes 30-45 minutes at a minimum, with a lengthy list of repairs. I'm running 10.5.8 on a PowerBook 17" G4. Has anyone else experienced the same?
 
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Mike,

What is the basis for comparison? 10.4.11, 10.5.6?

10.5 Permissions Repair is exceedingly slow compared to 10.4 or 10.6.

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It has something to do with being on a PPC machine. My PPC machines all take that long, and my Intels all take 2-3 minutes. Lots of complaints about this on the web.


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On my G4 1.33 Ghz running 10.4.11 Permission Repair usually only takes a few minutes, maybe 5 at the most as I recall. The times mentioned here seem inordinately long.
 
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The problem is with 10.5. The long times are unfortunately normal.


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Thanks for the input and quick responses everyone. Yes, it's obviously a PPC machine as opposed to an Intel. I started to notice it get progressively worse, time-wise, with each upgrade within 10.5. 10.4 was relatively quick. The minor versions of 10.5 weren't terrible. But, when going to 10.5.8, is was the absolute worst. Hopefully, Apple rectifies the issue in the not to distant future. Running "Repair Permissions" periodically has always been part of my maintenance schemes, particularly after downloading updates. Now, it just takes way too long. Thanks again.
 
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I doubt you'll see much effort to correct an annoying but otherwise minor PPC-only problem in OS X anymore.


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Do people using SuperDuper with 10.5 or 10.6 notice the same increase in time for the repair permissions step?

(Personally I use SD on a PPC, 10.4.11, so haven't had the "slow" issue.)


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A riper, more transcendent youth" - Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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10.4 - Repair Permissions - OK

10.5 - Repair Permissions - Watch the glacier melt, it is just as fast.

10.6 - Repair Permissions - Quick!

You can see the times in the SuperDuper! log - Window > Show Log. My experience with 10.4 and 10.5 is for G4, G5, and Intel Core 2 Duo systems.
 
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