Resolved 10.6.8... software update or combo update safer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ttttaylor, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. ttttaylor, Jul 2, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2011

    ttttaylor macrumors regular

    Jun 3, 2009
    i know this has been talked about a lot but i can't find the answer i'm looking for.. maybe it doesn't exist...

    since 10.6.8 is causing fairly widespread problems, i'm wondering if the combo update is a safer bet than the regular software update? obviously i don't want my imac to get bricked especially so close to the lion release.

    i've got my time machine and OS install discs handy just in case, but i really don't want to need them.
  2. MacmancUK macrumors member

    May 7, 2011
    I wouldn't say widespread, you just don't hear about the "No Problems" upgrades.

    I had absolutely no problems after upgrading 10.6.3 to 10.6.8 via software update.
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    10.6.3 to 10.6.8 IS the combo update :p

    Having said that, I used the delta update to go from 10.6.7 to 10.6.8 and haven't had any new issues.

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