10.6.8 - removed startup items, login options

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djc6, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 using the combo installer (out of superstition). Anyways, when restarting, I had to enter my password which was odd - my automatic login option was reset. I also noticed all my startup items were removed. Anyone else experience this with the combo or delta updater?
     
  2. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    What is combo as opposed to just doing software update? I did a search for it and the 'combo' d/l of update is 1GB, what's the difference?

    And as few seem to be having trouble with this new update, is it something to avoid downloading anyway?
     
  3. djc6 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The Combo updater includes ALL changes from 10.6.0 -> 10.6.8. The delta updater, it only includes the changes made from 10.6.7 -> 10.6.8.

    In theory, both should get you to the same place - 10.6.8. The combo updater is useful if you haven't been updating regularly, or just did a fresh install of snow leopard. That way, you can just install the combo updater - versus installing 10.6.5, then 10.6.6, 10.6.7, 10.6.8 for example.

    Some folks think using the combo updater yields better results, even if the delta updater would suffice. I don't have any facts to back this up; I think its based on a couple bad delta updates many, many years ago.
     
  4. Peter Franks macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, Was in an Apple store today and they weren't even aware of this update!
     

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