Software update "new software is available"

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Cybix, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Cybix macrumors 6502a

    Cybix

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    Feb 10, 2006
    Location:
    Western Australia
    #1
    my wife's MBP iTunes wants to upgrade to 7.1.1, it asks if we want to d/l now, we say yes, then software update starts. it says there is new software available but there's nothing in the software update list! and 'install' is greyed out.

    so strange!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #2
    Manually download and install the iTunes 7.1.1 update here. After that's done, delete the folder called com.apple.SoftwareUpdate in /Library/Caches (the initial / means the root of Macintosh HD, or whatever your primary disk is called). That should make Software Update work normally the next time an update comes.
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

    MacBoobsPro

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    #3
    Once it has finished an update for something it then automatically checks again for any newer versions than it has just installed. This is because some updates need to be incrementally updated i.e. 1.1 > 1.2 > 1.3 and cannot skip updates. So if you were on 1.1 and 1.3 was available you would only see 1.2 update it and think it was the latest version when infact it is not.

    When it runs this check again and does not find anything it still says 'new software available' but everything is greyed out because infact there is no new software available. Maybe Apple missed something in 10.4.8 as I noticed this happening since upgrading to it.
     

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