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Old Oct 8, 2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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Need help finding installed software update list

Hey all,

I have a Mac running Mountain Lion, but I've noticed something new about the system: there is no longer an Installed Software tab in the Software Update pane in System Preferences. This list is very helpful, as it lets me determine what updates have been installed, and when. Where do I go to find the list of installed updates? Do I find it in the software update log, or somewhere else?
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Old Oct 8, 2012, 04:28 PM   #2
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Use the "System Profiler" app to get that.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply nyolc8, but if I'm not mistaken, all I can see in the System Profiler.app is the OS version, not a list of installed updates. Unless you are referring to the log section under the Software heading? But even then, that just displays a list of logs, not what was actually installed.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply nyolc8, but if I'm not mistaken, all I can see in the System Profiler.app is the OS version, not a list of installed updates. Unless you are referring to the log section under the Software heading? But even then, that just displays a list of logs, not what was actually installed.
Yes, I have the same problem. A user reported a sudden loss of VPN connectivity (F5 Networks, Firepass), with the same symptoms as one of their underlings a few days before. I wanted to check the date, time and which updates to see if there was a correlation. Couldn't for the life of me find the software update logs in Mountain Lion. Turns out it's a Java related issue (installing the Java run time environment including browser plugins and running the F5 auto installer as per instructions fixed it), but I still don't know if it was caused by an update or not.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 09:01 AM   #5
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/Library/Receipts/InstallHistory.plist
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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/Library/Receipts/InstallHistory.plist
Cheers. Do you know of an app that would read that and display it in a pretty format, allow searches etc?
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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Cheers. Do you know of an app that would read that and display it in a pretty format, allow searches etc?
System Information has it: Software/Installations in the sidebar.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 12:59 PM   #8
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Like everyone said, it's in System Information.app.


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Old Jan 27, 2013, 01:28 PM   #9
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Thanks for the help everyone!

I stand corrected; nyolc8 was right after all. You just have to check under the /Software/Installations section in System Info.

I also like Quad5Ny's suggestion as well, however, for those who prefer to see the actual receipts file, and may want a little bit more information than what System Info has to offer.

Thread solved!
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