I've broken installer

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  1. cailean2k

    cailean2k New Member

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    I have 1.14jb Z ipod touch

    I have been having a problem with installing books so I thought I would see what permissions installer had.

    I opened the properties of the file and it was set up as 4755 and I then tried to up its permisssion to 6775 to see if this higher permission would help with the installation of ebooks

    But when I tried to install a book I now got a "main script excecution failure" when installing or un-installing.

    I went back to the installer file and the permission was now set at 0775 and nothing I do seems to be able to make it any higher.

    I have even tried deleting installer.app and putting a backup in it's place.

    Can anyone help.
  2. gmalin

    gmalin New Member

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    Alrite mate, i got that with an update, i think i installed bsdsub, p.m if you no how to fix it, only thing i can think of is just restoring your ipod and starting over again?
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    cailean2k New Member

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    it's okay I have fixed it

    I had to use the terminal to type in the comands to increase the permission

    chmod +s Installer.app/Installer
    chown -R root:wheel Installer.app
  4. Yongkykun

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    Lucky you.. I never got my terminal working. All I get is wrong password and login

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    Can you manage to SSH in normally?

    I take it you are trying the usual login with "root" & "alpine"
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    Yes, I can. Whenever I need to access my iPod / change file permission, I just use OpenSSH and WinSCP

    Aye.. I used root and alpine. What is it not working?
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    Once I have logged into the ipod via SSH I selected "command" then "terminal" and I then move into terminal mode.
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    Can you tell me how to do that in winSCP? thanks in advance...
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    Log into your ipod as normal using winscp

    Go to the folder /private/var/Applications/
    (it's easier to do this than have to type in "cd /private/var/Applications/ in terminal" )

    Select command (its at the top of the program next to file )
    Then select open terminal.

    Then you get a screen that looks a bit like a dos box in windows. And you then need to type in the commands

    chmod +s Installer.app/Installer

    and

    chown -R root:wheel Installer.app

    I hope this helps
  10. gmalin

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    do you know how to fix that error without using ssh, because i did not get a chance to install ssh client on my ipod, and cant do it now as i cant uninstall or install anything

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