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  1. #1

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    May 29, 2007
    cant update software???
    everytime i try and do a softeware update, i get this message on my g5

    "Make sure you have permission to write to /private/tmp/501/TemporaryItems/, then try again."

    and yes i have checked and have read and write permissions for the folder

    I am lost

    any thoughts


  2. #2

    rman's Avatar
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    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    Did you check the permissions on each of the folders?
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  3. #3

    Aptmunich's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 09, 2004
    Aluminium Macbook 2.4 Ghz 4GB RAM, SSD 24" Samsung Display, iPhone 4, iPad 2
    I'd repair permissions:

    Applications> Utilities> disk utility> select volume 'Macintosh HD'> repair disk permission.

  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 29, 2007
    it did try both of those options, but hey i will double check and do again

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