Software Update timing out

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  1. bdesign7 macrumors member

    bdesign7

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    #1
    Every time I try to run software update I get the following warning.

    A networking error has occured. Timed out. (-1001)
    Make sure you can connect to the internet and try again.
    Software update can't check for updates because of networking problems.

    I'm connected to the internet, no problems there, iChat works. I'm on a network at my office and all the other computers can connect to software update. Does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I too cannot connect here at work (just tried) even though I've been able to do so before.

    It's possible it's a network config issue - possibly Software Update now uses a different port after the last security fix.

    It's also at least as possible that SU is experiencing problems.
     

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  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    No, mine only started acting up today. It worked fine on Monday. It's clearly something on Apple's end. Maybe something is coming. :)
     
  4. bdesign7 thread starter macrumors member

    bdesign7

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    Well I'm glad to know I'm not the only one, thanks guys!
     
  5. projectle macrumors 6502

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  6. MacPhreak macrumors regular

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    This is weird. My lappy (G4 Ti) ran software update fine, and installed the latest security update.

    My G4 mini will not connect; I get the same -1001 error. BUT (and here's the weird part), running "softwareupdate -l" in Terminal works.

    Dunno. One machine works, one only half works. Same time, same day.
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    #7
    It's a problem on Apple's side. Don't sweat it.
     
  8. netdog macrumors 603

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    Things seem to be back to normal.

    No gifts from Apple however. :(
     
  9. MacPhreak macrumors regular

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    Update:

    Using "softwareupdate -i" won't install. It returns the -1001 timeout error as well, but the "softwareupdate -l" list command works fine.

    Install command


    [Cleggy:~] matthews% sudo softwareupdate -i item SecUpd2006-004Ti-1.0
    Software Update Tool
    Copyright 2002-2005 Apple

    2006-08-09 11:35:13.791 softwareupdate[370] loader:didFailWithError:NSError "timed out" Domain=NSURLErrorDomain Code=-1001 UserInfo={
    NSErrorFailingURLKey = http://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/index-1.sucatalog;
    NSErrorFailingURLStringKey = "http://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/index-1.sucatalog";
    NSLocalizedDescription = "timed out";
    }
    Error: timed out



    List command
    [Cleggy:~] matthews% softwareupdate -l
    Software Update Tool
    Copyright 2002-2005 Apple

    Software Update found the following new or updated software:
    - AirPort-4.2
    AirPort (4.2), 12630K
    - AirPort-1.0
    AirPort Update 2005-001 (1.0), 1440K [restart]
    * SecUpd2006-004Ti-1.0
    Security Update 2006-004 (PowerPC) (1.0), 5660K [recommended] [restart]
     
  10. projectle macrumors 6502

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    They were probably migrating Software Update to one of the new experimental Xserves to make sure that they work just fine under a heavy load prior to the ship date.
     
  11. Peace macrumors P6

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    #11

    That's exactly what they were doing.
     

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