Resolved 10.9.5 combo update issues

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by jbarley, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    For years I have often resorted to reinstalling combo updates as a last resort-sledge hammer type of cure when my system starts to have issues not easily repaired.
    For some reason or another I cannot get the 10.9.5 combo to reinstall over my running version of Mavericks, what I get is this error message. The drive I want to refresh is shown as "Mavericks".

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  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Have you tried re-downloading the combo updater?
     
  3. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for responding, but yes that was first on my list.
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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  5. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You can't reinstall the combo updater on top of 10.9.5 once the various security updates have been installed. (The security updates are a later build of OS X than the combo updater is.)
    To reinstall, you'd need to start fresh then restore from a backup. It's likely quicker and more efficient to find out why you're having issues that seem to be resolved by reinstalling the combo updater.
     
  6. jbarley thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the clear explanation, it's just it something I've never run into before on earlier OS X versions.
    Anyhow I've solved my problems, at least for the moment.:)
     

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