Roll back a single upgrade

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Luc4, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi! I suspect an upgrade is causing problems to a software I really really need for my thesis. This is the upgrade:

    2009-09-16 13:12:41 +0200: Installed "Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 5" (1.0)

    Is it possible to somehow roll back an upgrade? I can't see any way. I keep backups hourly using time machine, but with the exception of the application directory. What option do I have? I would like to avoid a clean install... :-(
    Thanks for any information!
     
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    maflynn

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    #2
    No,
    There's no way to undo/rollback any updates to the OS or its applications once updated.

    Your only option is to do a system restore/reinstall. Not a pleasant alternative, I know but that's what you're facing.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It seems the update 4 is still available for download. Isn't it possible to install it and overwrite somehow the new one?
     
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    maflynn

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    #4
    Not to my knowledge

    try it, of course the risk is that your machine will be worse then before.
     

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