Adventure of Mac OSX 10.4.7 Combo Update


    Jul 03 2006 | 7:29 pm
    hi, everybody!
    just FYI:
    it takes 48 h to recover my powerbook after i made an attempt to update computer from osx 10.4.6 combo to 10.4.7. i downloaded that 10.4.7 combo update directly from apple's website. then i pushed installation button and nearly at the end of process installation window said something like "installation error... blah blah blah". i tried 2 more times. then i figured out that system was already broken. and at the end of the day (night) i found my self reinstalling completely all system and all programs.
    that's a life.
    kaspars

    • Jul 03 2006 | 8:50 pm
      just updated a macbookpro(2.0dual intel) an powerbook(1.67G4) and a macmini(1.4G4) everything is ok .. well i just did the softwareupdate didn't DL it manualy..
      -mj
    • Jul 03 2006 | 9:14 pm
      in my experience, if a software update fails, its indicative that the machine being updated had issues prior to being updated, like messed up permissions, bad sectors on the drive, etc.
      But Apple has definitely messed up in the past wrt OS updates. I always like to wait 2 weeks. Apple also has this odd habit of removing updates AFTER posting them, and putting in slightly new ones which fix small things they missed in packaging the update.
      They did this with 10.4.7 for intel.. : http://xlr8yourmac.com has a short note on it for fridays news:
      Apple to revise 10.4.7 Delta Update pkg for Intel Macs to include missing OpenGL files - Yesterday's news had a note/link to a World of Warcraft Mac Tech Support forum thread on missing OpenGL related files in the Intel Mac 10.4.7 delta update, recommending Intel CPU Mac owners install the 10.4.7 Combo updater. A note in Apple's security mail list today confirms this and says they are going to release a revised 10.4.7 (delta) update package for Intel Macs to include the missing files:
      yes I am a huge nerd and follow these developments :)
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