Apple silently updates GM build

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by petvas, Oct 20, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. petvas macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #1
    Apple updated the GM build. The current version is
    13A603!
    Just reinstall from the AppStore
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta
    #2
    Odd because mine is listed as Version 10.9 (not build #).
     
  3. MrGimper macrumors 601

    MrGimper

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2012
    Location:
    Andover, UK
    #3
    Click on the 10.9 text and it will change to build number. Click again for serial number.
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta
    #4
    Thanks, still 13A598 for me. Also on the Apple Seed site it does't have the new build listed.

    Also all past builds have beed App Store updates. Is it now auto?
     
  5. petvas, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013

    petvas thread starter macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #5
  6. josh.b macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    #6
    I wonder if the previous build will still be able to update after official launch. For a lot of people who do clean installs it would be a very annoying thing to do just for a couple of minor bug fixes considering Apple said our previous build was GM so everyone made themselves at home in the OS.
     
  7. Julien, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013

    Julien macrumors G3

    Julien

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    Atlanta
    #7
    THX, Just skimming over and it looks like a full install for ??? (assume just some mirror bug fixes). I will skip and just wait on a true update or until the GM is released unless some compelling info (changes) shows up.
     
  8. josh.b macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2013
    #8
    I agree. I hardly think this tiny update is worth a complete download and reinstall so close to public release. They better have updates for the version we are on right now come public release.
     
  9. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #9
    "GM Seed" doesn't necessarily mean final version. Many people have been experiencing system freezes with Mavericks (rarely but the do happen), and maybe Apple fixed that (I hope)...This is a showstopper bug for me.
     
  10. petvas, Oct 20, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2013

    petvas thread starter macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #10
    I successfully updated my Macbook Air to the latest version, but my rMBP failed during installation and the error message was that my SSD is corrupt and couldn't be repaired. The installation program offered me to start the installation again, which I selected, and now it is looking good. Setup is almost finished and hopefully I won't have any errors that the file system is corrupt.
    After installation I am surely doing a disk check, just in case..

    Update: Setup finished successfully and I checked the boot disk. The file system had a corruption and I am repairing it now..Mavericks was at least right..
     
  11. bwat47 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2013
    #11
    So does anyone know what was changed in the update, and if its known for sure if we'll have to completely re-install? that would be pretty annoying :/
     
  12. madmacfan macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2012
    Location:
    London, United Kingdom
    #12
    Why not release an update with minor bug fixes instead of a completely new build which has to be reinstalled from scratch. Just doesn't make sense to me. Is there something major in this update? For such a small update, I doubt it. I'll hold off until mavericks has been officially released before updating. If in the event that apple don't offer updates to those still on build 13A598, I'm sure we could modify the system version plist file to match the new build number. So it's not that big a deal.
     
  13. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    #13
    Besides, how come the people informing about this supposed update appear in German sites? Haven't any English-speaking developers received this "new" GM?
     
  14. stisdal macrumors 6502

    stisdal

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2010
    Location:
    USA
    #14
    Way to early for the U.S., (on a Sunday)

    I just saw this because of this thread, I just can't decide if I want to download the full installer or wait to see someone report out on changes.
     
  15. drew627 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    #15
    I'm not happy :(. Couldn't they just release an alpha update for the first GM?... :(
     
  16. ValSalva macrumors 68040

    ValSalva

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2009
    Location:
    Burpelson AFB
    #16
    I'm on 13A598 too and software update says "No Updates Available". This should be interesting.

    Maybe someone can try downloading the Mavericks installer today to see which version is available. Is there any way to tell without actually having to go through the installation process?
     
  17. PeterHolbrook macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2009
    #17
    Well, believe it or not, people in England speak English too!
     
  18. nbnbxdnb macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    #18
    Neither did I see a update to current GM mavericks 13A598.
     
  19. chrfr macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2009
    #19
    I just redownloaded a copy from the App Store and it is 13a603.
     
  20. nbnbxdnb macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    #20
    Any notable changes by any chance?
     
  21. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #21
    The help files seem to be ok now. The previous build was missing help files for Safari (at least in German), so we knew it couldn't be the final version of Mavericks.
     
  22. Bear macrumors G3

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2002
    Location:
    Sol III - Terra
    #22
    Maybe they want it reinstalled to check out full installations since that is what the general public will be doing.
     
  23. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

    petvas

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Location:
    Mannheim, Germany
    #23
    Apple hasn't notified anybody about this, so my guess is that Apple is just preparing for the availability of Mavericks and they just uploaded the final version to the App Store. People that had Mavericks in their purchased list, can just download it. It is a nice side effect.
     
  24. tywebb13 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    #24
    Remember what happened with the first GM? At first the only way to get it was as a full installer. Then a few days later a much smaller updater came out which could update DP8 to GM. I suspect if we wait a few days they may release another smaller updater to update build 13A598 to 13A603.

    I tested out the bootable USB installer method I posted for build 13A598 to see if it would work on 13A603: http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18081307&postcount=3 It works exactly the same.
     
  25. Lolito macrumors 6502

    Lolito

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Location:
    here
    #25
    exactly, we just have to wait a few days to get the update nstead of full install. It's the new apple way. Current version still have some clear big bugs. I guess until 10.9.2 there will be bugs, just as usual with apple os.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page