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Oct 27, 2007, 08:10 PM
Since installing Leopard, I get this popup warning saying that pubsubagent wants to connect to keychain. I don't know what it is, but if I click deny it keeps popping right back up again endlessly.
W....liar or idiot? Pick two.
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Oct 27, 2007, 08:14 PM
Open Activity Monitor and find pub sub in your process name column. Select it, then choose Inspect. Click the tab Open Files and Ports to see what it's mucking around in. This is a good way to trace what it does -- maybe something you installed and forgot about, or a helper process on some other app.
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Oct 28, 2007, 10:48 AM
I had that too.
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Oct 28, 2007, 12:22 PM
Run Software Update. There is a login and keychain update out. You may have a problem with your keychain.
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Oct 28, 2007, 12:27 PM
It's the publish/subscribe agent. To get it to stop, disable .Mac and iDisk.
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Oct 31, 2007, 05:35 PM
i too after installing leopard am having issues with this. every few minutes i get a pop up message that pubsubagent has unexpectedly quit and I can choose to ignore, send to apple, or quit. it doesn't matter what i do as it does not prevent me from using the computer and it's the only upgrade issue i have. any thoughts? fyi, i do not have idisk or .mac enabled.
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Nov 1, 2007, 03:36 AM
I've seen this too, I think the keychain DB is corrupt which is why the PubSubAgent keeps asking you for permission, or a password. Try repairing your keychain... I had loads of problems with keychain when I ugraded to Leopard.
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Nov 1, 2007, 06:39 AM
Well, he keeps denying it access to his password, so it has no way of storing it and must keep asking...
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