Akamai Console log entries in Mac OS X

I started receiving the following errors every 10 seconds or so in my Console Logs:

27/03/10 4:59:21 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[107] (com.akamai.client.plist[323]) Bug: launchd_core_logic.c:4103 (23932):13
27/03/10 4:59:21 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[107] (com.akamai.client.plist[323]) posix_spawn(“/Applications/Akamai/loader.pl”, …): No such file or directory
27/03/10 4:59:21 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[107] (com.akamai.client.plist[323]) Exited with exit code: 1
27/03/10 4:59:21 AM com.apple.launchd.peruser.503[107] (com.akamai.client.plist) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds

After some googling I found several people experiencing the same issue. It appears this revolves around the use of the Akamai Download Client, which in my case was used when downloading an Adobe trial product.

The Akamai client was never uninstalled properly, either because I trashed the folder in /Applications/Akamai or because the uninstaller didn’t work correctly.

I did a spotlight search and found I still had a copy of the Akamai installer disk image – AkamaiDownloadManagerInstaller.dmg (If you don’t have this, go back to Adobe’s site and choose a new trial product to install, the Akamai client will then be reinstalled).

I reinstalled this and then ran the following from the terminal to uninstall the package correctly.

/Applications/Akamai/admintool uninstall -force

After running this, no more entries in my logs!