Warning: SUID file “System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent” has been modified and will not be repaired.
I keep getting this after running Disk Utility to repair permissions.
Will this cause problems?
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It's simply telling you that the file has been modified, and because it's been modified Disk Utility can't fix the permissions on it.
ARDAgent.app is the Apple Remote Desktop agent, and the file shown in the path above is the binary file contained within the app package. It's normal for the file to be shown as an error here. Simply ignore it.
Apple KB article TS1448 details which error messages you can ignore in Disk Utility.
The error that you provided is shown in the list, so it can be safely ignored.
Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions messages that you can safely ignore
- Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/RemoteManagement/ARDAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/ARDAgent" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Don't worry, this is one of the messages that are safe to ignore. For a full list, visit the Apple Knowledge Base article on this topic.
This error happened after I updated to the latest RDA from Apple. To track it down I did the following:
Note that i made a wrong action by globally changing permissions in the var folder. After reinstalling system, still had problems to open dmg files The DiskUtility announced the following issues :
Permissions differ on "private/var/db/ConfigurationProfiles"; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are drwsr-s--T Warning: SUID file "private/var/db/ConfigurationProfiles" has been modified and will not be repaired Permissions differ on "private/var/db/SystemPolicy"; should be -rw-r--r-- ; they are -rwsr-s--T Warning: SUID file "private/var/db/SystemPolicy" has been modified and will not be repaired Permissions differ on "private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd"; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are drwsr-sr-t Warning: SUID file "private/var/db/launchd.db/com.apple.launchd" has been modified and will not be repaired Permissions differ on "private/var/db/locationd"; should be drwxr-x--- ; they are drwsr-s--T Warning: SUID file "private/var/db/locationd" has been modified and will not be repaired Permissions differ on "private/var/yp/binding"; should be drwxr-xr-x ; they are drwsr-s--T Warning: SUID file "private/var/yp/binding" has been modified and will not be repaired
After carefully reset the permissions by hand as DiskUtility would not do it by itself (why ? ), my problem was solved.
So i don't agree on what is written everywhere : those messages are important, and if you got bad permissions somewhere, you must correct them..