Software Update via another computer?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flat five, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. flat five
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    flat five

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    hi..
    is it possible to do a software update on a computer which isn't connected to the internet?
    (it can connect sometimes… very spotty and slow service though)

    basically seeing if its possible to (easily) obtain a list from that computer then download the stuff onto my laptop at a different location… then transfer the DLs and install..

    thanks
     
  2. ConCat
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    Never tried it without an Internet connection, but the software update caching feature of OS X Server may be what you're looking for. It essentially lets your mac ask another Mac on the network for updates, and that Mac keeps a cache of available updates for faster updating when you choose to do so. It should work for what you need.
     
  3. flat five
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    flat five

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    hey man.. thanks
    i read your post but i just wasn't (aren't) in that type of mode the past few months.. i had a car for the day so i drove a mp to an internet connection because it just seemed easier..

    i was hoping for a two/three click thing.. ;)

    (but just getting back to you to say your post wasn't ignored)
     

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