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Printer repairing permissions?


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#1 Jouken

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 09:32 AM

Tried installing printer driver software (Gutenprint). There was some message, that might have been about "software for the printer was installed incorrectly", then asked if I want to repair the thing, I agreed and it started repairing permissions. In the end it still didn't properly work.

The question I have is - what does repairing permissions mean in this context? I read articles and definitions and don't get it in this context. Did it mean the installer simply moved the driver under Mac's command or something? Normal Mac thing, nothing to worry about?



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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:44 PM

File permissions are basically settings that tell the OS which "users" can read, write, modify, etc files, run applications, etc. "Users" can be actual user accounts as well as "OS system" related accounts (such as "root" or "_spotlight", etc). Repairing permissions is a very typical macOS "fix" for some problems.

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 09:21 AM

File permissions are basically settings that tell the OS which "users" can read, write, modify, etc files, run applications, etc. "Users" can be actual user accounts as well as "OS system" related accounts (such as "root" or "_spotlight", etc). Repairing permissions is a very typical macOS "fix" for some problems.

 

Thank you! So during installation process, this was just Mac's way of making new software its own?



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 05:59 PM

File permissions are basically settings that tell the OS which "users" can read, write, modify, etc files, run applications, etc. "Users" can be actual user accounts as well as "OS system" related accounts (such as "root" or "_spotlight", etc). Repairing permissions is a very typical macOS "fix" for some problems.

 
Thank you! So during installation process, this was just Mac's way of making new software its own?


In a way, yes.

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:06 PM

 

 

File permissions are basically settings that tell the OS which "users" can read, write, modify, etc files, run applications, etc. "Users" can be actual user accounts as well as "OS system" related accounts (such as "root" or "_spotlight", etc). Repairing permissions is a very typical macOS "fix" for some problems.

 
Thank you! So during installation process, this was just Mac's way of making new software its own?

 


In a way, yes.

 

 

I see, a so a natural Mac process, nothing to pay attention to?



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:08 PM

File permissions are basically settings that tell the OS which "users" can read, write, modify, etc files, run applications, etc. "Users" can be actual user accounts as well as "OS system" related accounts (such as "root" or "_spotlight", etc). Repairing permissions is a very typical macOS "fix" for some problems.

 
Thank you! So during installation process, this was just Mac's way of making new software its own?


In a way, yes.

 
I see, a so a natural Mac process, nothing to pay attention to?


yes

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:00 PM

 

 

 

 

File permissions are basically settings that tell the OS which "users" can read, write, modify, etc files, run applications, etc. "Users" can be actual user accounts as well as "OS system" related accounts (such as "root" or "_spotlight", etc). Repairing permissions is a very typical macOS "fix" for some problems.

 
Thank you! So during installation process, this was just Mac's way of making new software its own?

 


In a way, yes.

 

 
I see, a so a natural Mac process, nothing to pay attention to?

 


yes

 

 

Thank you for clarifying! If it's nothing to worry about, I won't pay any attention to this. :D






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