Today I performed a clean install of Snow Leopard on my late 2009 Mac Mini. After completing the installation, I began running software update to bring everything up-to-date.While software update did find and install a number of updates (10.6.8v1.1 Combo update, Security Update 2012-002, Apple Software Installer Update, iLife Support 9.0.4, Remote Desktop Client Update 3.5.3, Airport Utility, Java, Safari) it did not find an update for iTunes (which starts at version 9.x, I believe, in a SL clean install).I assumed that this was some sort of random glitch and manually downloaded and installed iTunes 10.6.3.After that, I re-installed iLife '11 (from a retail DVD, not the App Store).When I ran Software Update again, it found updates for Garage Band, iDVD, and iWeb, but it did not show the updates for iPhoto and iMovie.I found this to be unnerving, as I performed a clean install when I first obtained this Mini a few months ago and didn't experience any of these problems - all of my Apple software updated automatically through Software Update without a hitch.†
I began researching this problem online and found that other people have been experiencing this same problem (or some variation of it), and it seems like it began appearing around the time Apple updated some of its security certificates in March.In particular, I've found several references to the missing iPhoto update.This one is especially noticeable because an iPhoto library created in iPhoto 9.2.3 will not open in iPhoto 9.0, and this generates an error upon opening the program (i.e., a user backs up their iPhoto library created in 9.2.3, performs a SL clean install, reinstalls iLife, goes through the Software Update process until it shows that no more updates are available, and are shocked to find that they are unable to open their backed up iPhoto library because they have an out of date version of iPhoto).The most common (and admittedly logical) solution proposed in the threads I've read is to download any necessary updates directly from the Apple website.† However, I am curious as to why this previously functional feature now appears to be broken.Has anyone else been struggling with this?¬† Does it indeed have something to do with the new security certificates? Is Apple aware of the problem?
Interesting... at the same time as Magic mouse comes into stock (well, in UK Apple stores, anyhow), Apple release the "Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for Leopard" & "Wireless Mouse Software Update 1.0 for Snow Leopard".
Here are direct links to the installer disk images, to save you time - even if you don't yet have a Magic mouse, you can install the software now to save time later:
I also found it interesting, how the mouse icon has changed into a Magic mouse in System Preferences:
Update could not be expanded, and may have been corrupted during downloading. Does anybody know how this can be fixed, since the error message appears every time I try the update. Other updates run smoothly.
I am thinking that I might wait a few months to upgrade to Snow Leopard in order to avoid glitches that always come with new OS's. I am happy with Leopard, and just think that waiting may avoid some headaches. Does anyone else think this is a good idea or is there a good reason why I should upgrade as soon as I can?
Apple this week is equipping developers with a new beta of Mac OS X 10.6.2, the second maintenance and security update to the company's new Snow Leopard operating system that will perform upgrades to nearly 150 components. The latest beta, labeled Mac OS X 10.6.2 build 10C535, comes one week after the Mac maker issued build 10C531 to address issues with Snow Leopard's Dock, ColorSync, QuartzCore and graphic driver components. This week, Apple has asked developers to continue to provide feedback on graphics drivers while also tasking them with focusing their evaluation efforts on TrackPad preferences and the ability to create virtual machines, people familiar with the matter say.
As was the case with last week's beta, documentation accompanying build 10C535 reportedly lists no known issues. And while Apple has temporarily ceased its practice of providing a running list of bug fixes that will come baked into the impending release, it did identify 148 components that have seen tweaks. Among those components are AppleBacklight, Battery Menu, Dictionary, Expose, FileSync, Family Controls, Fonts, Front Row, HFS, Inkwell, iPhoto, MobileMe, OpenCL, Parental Controls, QuickTime, Screen Sharing, Spell Checker, Spotlight, Time Machine, and USB. In bare bones Delta form, Mac OS X 10.6.2 currently weighs in at roughly 480MB. It's expected for release sometime next month.[View this article at AppleInsider.com]
Just bought a new mid 2010 macbook pro mc374ll/a came equipped with snow leopard 10.6 after checking for update it says new update 10.6.4 available to download. Is it save to update or are there problems with this update that I should stay clear from?
I ran the 'Software Update' on her machine and it had several (6+) updates including the updates for the EFI bootloader; I clicked 'Okay' to reboot and apply the updates and after the 'chime' the machine hangs in the 'grey-screen' with the Apple logo and a progress indicator. After a period of a few minutes it appears the machine turns itself off (or at least the screen goes dark)
Also understand that my wife doesn't have Applejack, DiskWarrior, or any other type of utilities installed, *sigh* nor does she know where her installation disks are... so I think I may be at a loss until I can get the machine to the local Applestore and schedule a time?
I have a strange issue on my Mac, it s running OS X 10.6 with all software updates completed. Last week I started getting odd display issue as attached. I have foudn an updated drive for the NVIDEo card and put this on but no difference.
I have updated my MB to Snow Leopard 10.6.3 - I know this means I am a little behind the times but the problems I am now having seem to justify my reluctance.¬† Now am unable to connect to the internet!¬† I use a time capsule connected via a router.¬† Everything is still OK with every other device (PC, I phone, Ipod) in the house so I know the "Network" is still enabled and there is no problem with the ISP.¬† Strangley whenever I boot up the MB it appears to freeze the network such that the other devices also will then not access the internet.¬† To regain access I have to turn off the MB and reset the router.
Info: MacBook (13-inch Aluminum Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.3)
I owned a G4 with a iDVD programm. iDVD app 3.0. This programm will not run on my new laptop Lion.¬†I managed to copy tracks of a 7 year old film. These 12 min I want to write on a CD.¬†What do I need to do to convert iDVD into a programm to assemble my film on a CD.¬†
In my app store on version 10.6.8 Mac OS X¬† I am trying to get apps but when I click 'install' it says I need Mac OS X 10.7.2 and I tried to update it in the apple symbol drop down box but it said all my software updates are up to date.
Had a bit of trouble with my MacBook recently. Did not want to start. Had to do restart from disk. Anyway, thought I had it all solved. It has been running pretty much like normal for the last weeks. But it won't update. If i try I get the message;¬†None of the selected updates could be installed. An unexpected error occurred.¬†Went searching here for answers and did the reset permissions on Disk Utility. Which since the initial trouble comes up with lots, 20-25, of incorrect permissions, but it recons every time it has successfully repaired them.