Mar 072006

First, note that this error is normal when there is actually a corrupt font. Use Suitcase Fusion or Font Doctor to diagnose/fix/remove any single corrupted font.

However, if the problem happens for all fonts when a Microsoft app loads, (i.e., it shows the error again and again for every font in the system), this symptom has been observed to appear when Apples font caches are corrupted. Use Font Finagler to remove the Apple cache files.

One interesting point about the symptom is that the MS app was showing errors on fonts that were already removed, so this was a clue to the fact that it was loading this corrupted info from the cache and DB files and not recognizing that the actual fonts in the system.

Font Finagler

Suitcase Fusion

Font Doctor

 Posted by at 1:37 pm
Mar 072006

metapackages – contain no files, are groupings of either individual packages or other metapackages that you create in packageMaker. (example: Mac OS X Install disk is a metapackage; or the iLife installer which is a metapackage is made up of packages for iTunes, iMovie, iDVD, etc)

Distribution Project – single documents (usually within an Installer package) that describe the entire installation experience of a particular product. A distribution script contains all of the resources and logic necessary to provide the complete presentation of the Installers user interface to the user.

The distribution project is used for a complicated metapackage & subpackage project, and is used by the Installer to provide a consistent user experience, even if you make changes to subpackages contained within your metapackage. This is because the distribution project contains all the resources for the user experience: background pics, Read Me text, licenses, etc).

 Posted by at 8:13 am
Mar 062006

Server Admin -> AFP -> Settings -> Idle Users

Allow clients to sleep X hours – will not show as idle.

Disconnect idle users after X minutes
except: ( ) Guests, ( ) Administrators, ( ) Registered Users, ( ) Idle users who have open files
(each can be checked on or off)

You can also set the disconnect message here

 Posted by at 7:44 am