Panther Maintenance Tips
Subject:   Missing "periodic" command
Date:   2003-12-24 08:23:18
From:   F.J.
Response to: Missing "periodic" command

Hi !

Ooops !

The fact that such files and directories aren't on your Mac may simply indicate that you skipped the "BSD subsystem" part of the Mac OS X install process.

Therefore, you may want to perform a custom install by using your Mac OS X install CDs ( or the Restore CDs that came with your iBook ) to install this component only. Then, re-run the latest Mac OS X "combo" updater available for your installation to make sure that it is up-to-date.

I wouldn't recommend copying these files from another installation since this may be the symptom of a larger issue.

Let me know if this helps !