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Doctor Q

Original poster
Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles

Apple has launched the long-awaited 10.5.7 Mac OS X update to customers today through Mac OS X's Software Update utility. The new update is said to provide general fixes to the operating system:
The 10.5.7 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:
For detailed information on security updates, please visit this website: .
Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update (442 MB) - Requires OS X 10.5.6
Mac OS X 10.5.7 Combo Update (729 MB) - Upgrade from any version of OS X 10.5 Leopard
Mac OS X Server 10.5.7 (452 MB)
Mac OS X Server Combo 10.5.7 (951 MB)

Some highlights include:

- Improves performance of video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics.
- Improves Finder search results for network volumes that may not support Spotlight searching
- Addresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into Gmail
- Improves consistency with Parental Controls and application restrictions

Apple also released security updates for OS X 10.4 Tiger users:

Security Update 2009-002 (Tiger Intel) (165 MB)
Security Update 2009-002 (Tiger PPC) (75 MB)
Security Update 2009-002 (Server Universal) (203 MB)
Security Update 2009-002 (Server Tiger PPC) (130 MB)

Along with the operating system updates, Apple released updates to Safari 3 for Leopard, Tiger, and Windows:

Safari 3.2.3 for Leopard (40 MB) - Requires OS X 10.5.7
Safari 3.2.3 for Tiger (26.29 MB) - Requires OS X 10.4.11 and Security Update 2009-002
Safari 3.2.3 for Windows (19.69 MB) - Requires Windows XP or Vista

Finally, Apple released an update for Safari 4 Beta, bringing security changes outlined in this support document. The Safari 4 Beta update is currently available via Software Update for those users who have upgraded to OS X 10.5.7.

Article Link: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.7 and Safari Updates

Doctor Q

Original poster
Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
Please note

This is a replacement for the previous discussion thread. We're studying the problem we had with that thread, but in the meantime you can continue to discuss the Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update here.

Discussion of the the technical problem should be in this forum feedback thread, not this thread.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
Solon, OH
My golly gosh... here's what I had to do after Apple released all these updates:
  1. Apply Mac OS X 10.5.7 update to Installation #1
  2. Reboot (twice)
  3. Apply Safari update to Installation #1
  4. Reboot again
  5. Switch to Installation #2, Reboot
  6. Apply 10.5.7 Update to Install #2
  7. Reboot (twice)
  8. Apply Safari Update to Installation #2
  9. Reboot
  10. Burn 10.5.7, Safari updates to DVD, to apply to other computer
  11. Repeat said process for that computer, too
  12. Switch to other computer's Tiger partition, reboot
  13. Apply Security Update 2009-002, reboot
  14. Apply Safari Update, reboot


macrumors 68000
Feb 5, 2008

Four hours to download? I think I'll try tomorrow.

Never takes that long with Windows Update but then I suppose they have more practice.


macrumors member
May 12, 2009
Fun with system updates

I have received this message a few times and had the download quit. Anyone else?


macrumors regular
May 12, 2009
I have received this message a few times and had the download quit. Anyone else?

yeh have had this a few times, also getting one that says im not
connected to the net.
but i do supose its cos the whole dang world is trying to download it


macrumors 65816
Feb 11, 2008
Can't get it, it errors out every time, farthest I have made it is 50MB of 449MB. Thanks apple for having all that money in the bank but not enough servers and bandwidth to distribute your updates. It's the iPhone OS update debacle all over again. :mad:

Here at apple we think different, and never learn from our past mistakes.


macrumors 65816
Aug 18, 2005
Just chiming in with an AOK here. Early MacBook Pro, comboupdater. Double restarted, as usual (I'm guessing it loads something up and installs during restart). Installed Safari Public Beta update with no issue (from Software update).

Things to note:

-Drop down menu for power management restored.
-Mac MSN messenger bug still present (where it loses focus in the chat window).
-X11 2.3.3 installs fine
-Repair permissions no longer brings up a string of iPhoto issues (although Front Row remains).
-I restored my AppleUSBMultitouch.kext back to the default 10.5.6 prior to installing 10.5.7. IT looks like it has an incremental update (has the number changed). I wonder of the four finger gesture hack still works?

10.5.7 Build 9J61


macrumors 65816
Mar 23, 2008
2nd Star to the Right
I'll count myself lucky in having a flawless install. Downloaded in about 15 minutes, cleanly rebooted, everything came up. Spotlight had to rebuild its index after everything came up and that took a while. Safari 4 Beta update, again clean reboot.

First Time Machine backup just finished and that took a while. Everything just worked out for me this time.


macrumors member
Oct 20, 2008
Sacramento, CA
Too bad about the errors people are having. We have a speedy vlan here and I upgraded two PPCs in just a few mins total. :/

Nothing's different, although I guess Safari 4 beta 2 requires 10.5.7 and beta 2 does seem "snappier", though that could be mental.
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