Software update problems

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by heaven, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. heaven macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    #1
    When i today tried to update my software, a problem came up.. After the program downloaded the file, a box came up, where it said ( i have a german version, so i try to translate): "The update could not been checked and extracted" - Check if you have permissions to write in /tmp/501/TemporaryItems/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate

    But when i tried to go to the adress, it said "file doesnt exist"

    Please help me and thx for your answers
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

    stoid

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    #2
    Run Repair Permissions in Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility. Then try the install again.
     
  3. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    Didnt work for me, but thx for the fast answer :(
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #4
    You can safely remove /tmp/501/TemporaryItems.

    sudo rm -rf /tmp/501/TemporaryItems

    Then try using Software Updater again.
     
  5. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    almost the same box again: "The update could not been checked and extracted" - Check if you have permissions to write in /tmp/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate

    thx for the answers :(
     
  6. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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  7. heaven thread starter macrumors 6502a

    heaven

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    Yes, it seems that Xcode uninstalled also tar and gnutar from /usr/bin .
    To aviod installing xcode again, i used Pacifist (http://www.charlessoft.com/) to open the installer and to search for "tar & gnutar" manually.. After installing them, software update worked perfect again..

    Apple should fix this problem soon

    Cheers

    -heaven :rolleyes:
     

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