software update hangs

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  1. puckhead193 macrumors G3

    puckhead193

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    just like the titles says it just sits their... it says its looking for downloades but it never completes it just hangs..any thoughts
    its been like that for the last half hour...
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Is your internet connection fine and can you download updates from the Apple site manually at the moment? Have you tried stopping it, removing com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist from the Preferences folder, and trying again? :)
     
  3. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    my internet is fine, i tried deleting .plist and that didn't work i can download updates from apple.com too...
     
  4. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like it just got interupted. Does it hang at the same place if you reboot and try the update over again?
     
  5. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    yup:confused:
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, can you remember what was last updated? Do you remember running an install and then stopping part way through recently? :)
     
  7. lstrong2k macrumors newbie

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    re:software update hangs

    I'm seeing the same thing on my macbook 2ghz. It started recently because I was able to download the EFI firmware and X11 updates a week or so ago. It doesn't seem to run at the command line either.

    It works fine on my mac pro. I didn't yet install the firmware update on that. not sure if that's got anything to do with it

    Update: The command line version did finally say no updates were available. I didn't time it but it took quite a while.
     
  8. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    the same thing is happening... i tried deleting the .plist files and nothing happens.. :confused:
    i tried to repair permissions and when i open it it also hangs and it says... gathering disk information with the spinny wheel.....
    i think my computer is about to blow up... o what fun!
     
  9. puckhead193 thread starter macrumors G3

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    i just downloaded it and when i tried to install it i can't select a volume...
     

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  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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