can't write to /var/folders

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at
Thu Dec 27 06:12:35 PST 2012

On Wed, Dec 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> It does sound like a permissions problem, however all of the permissions
> and ownership you've shown above correspond to how they are on my system,
> so I don't see a problem there. Still, you could try logging out of your

Also check ACLs (ls -el), as I found out when helping a coworker who had
manually "restored" their home directory out of a Time Machine backup (TM
adds a specific ACL to lock out updates without modifying either UNIX
permissions or other existing ACLs).

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