Can't run Combo Update or Install from Apps Store

APlus84

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I have 10.11.6 installed. Seemed a bit quirky so thought I would try the old standby of run the 10.11.6 Combo. Won't let me do it, says can't install on this disk, volume does not meet requirements. Went to App Store, Download not offered, clicked Install El Capitan - few seconds after clicking Install in the Installer get dio "Copy can't be Verified". Have not had trouble with Combos before and think an Install to a running system is an option.

Been running the Mercury PCI eSATA for 18 months, updated Mavericks to El Cap on it. No sense to this idea but sometimes computers do things that make no sense. Did a SuperDuper to a clean HDD. Booted to the HDD and tried the Combo on my usual Boot SSD, nope. Tried the Combo update on the HDD, got the same Does Not Meet Requirements. OK. Erased the HDD and tried Install from the Apps store on HDD and got the same Can't Be Verified. Ideas?
 

chrfr

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I have 10.11.6 installed. Seemed a bit quirky so thought I would try the old standby of run the 10.11.6 Combo. Won't let me do it, says can't install on this disk, volume does not meet requirements.
First, the bold type is distracting and decreases readability.
The reason you can't reinstall the combo update is because you've installed security updates which update 10.11.6 to a newer build of operating system than the combo update's build version.
Aside from the "can't be verified" errors, what sort of quirks are you seeing?
 
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APlus84

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First, the bold type is distracting and decreases readability.
The reason you can't reinstall the combo update is because you've installed security updates which update 10.11.6 to a newer build of operating system than the combo update's build version.
Aside from the "can't be verified" errors, what sort of quirks are you seeing?
[doublepost=1489517145][/doublepost]That seems reasonable with the separate Security update after 10.11.6 release. The quirks are nothing big. Some apps, TurboTax, Toast 12, CCleaner in particular, take a very long time to open - most stuff with the SSD pop right up. My track pad seems to be jerky and jumpy more often than it was. When the track pad is jumpy, the silly red light I can see thru the front of the tower on the SSD for Read/Write blinks consistently with nothing going on but moving the cursor. Time Machine is not backing up. It usually blinks very little even when doing things. Generally, things are fine. Over the years people here and elsewhere have recommended running the Combo update. Thanks.
 
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A while back, I archived the following from macintouch.com (about problems relating to the installer).
This had something to do with a "signature" (or something related) "going bad" on older downloads from Apple.
SOMEtimes, the problems can be made to disappear by -temporarily- "setting back the day and time" of your Mac.

Archived post follows:
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feinberj
I wanted to install OS X Yosemite on an extra drive on my 2009 Mac Pro to do some testing, and when I ran the "Install OS X Yosemite" installer that I had saved a while back I got an error:

Quote:
"This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading"

I came across a post that succinctly summarized the solution - set the date such that it precedes the expiration date of the certificate embedded in the installer:

Quote:
I tried installing mavericks and i always get "This copy of the Install OS X Mavericks application can't be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading."

I first went to the date and time control panel, and turned off "Set date and time automatically". Then I went into terminal, and issued the date command to set the date to an acceptable value:
sudo date 0202020216

Although I imagine I could have just set the date & time right in the control panel, as I had just been there. In any case, be sure to turn off automatic date setting, as then the date just gets reset back to the present.

For other OS X installer apps, the same issue exists. You'd need to set the date such that the installer will run. For 10.9/10.8/10.7 the above date will not work.
 
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chrfr

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A while back, I archived the following from macintouch.com (about problems relating to the installer).
This had something to do with a "signature" (or something related) "going bad" on older downloads from Apple.
SOMEtimes, the problems can be made to disappear by -temporarily- "setting back the day and time" of your Mac.
The better fix for this, though I don't believe this is what's happening here, is to download a new copy of the installer from Apple. Apple re-signed their installers so the expired certificate isn't a problem anymore.
 
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APlus84

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A while back, I archived the following from macintouch.com (about problems relating to the installer).
This had something to do with a "signature" (or something related) "going bad" on older downloads from Apple.
SOMEtimes, the problems can be made to disappear by -temporarily- "setting back the day and time" of your Mac.

Archived post follows:
====================
feinberj
I wanted to install OS X Yosemite on an extra drive on my 2009 Mac Pro to do some testing, and when I ran the "Install OS X Yosemite" installer that I had saved a while back I got an error:

Quote:
"This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading"

I came across a post that succinctly summarized the solution - set the date such that it precedes the expiration date of the certificate embedded in the installer:

Quote:
I tried installing mavericks and i always get "This copy of the Install OS X Mavericks application can't be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading."

I first went to the date and time control panel, and turned off "Set date and time automatically". Then I went into terminal, and issued the date command to set the date to an acceptable value:
sudo date 0202020216

Although I imagine I could have just set the date & time right in the control panel, as I had just been there. In any case, be sure to turn off automatic date setting, as then the date just gets reset back to the present.

For other OS X installer apps, the same issue exists. You'd need to set the date such that the installer will run. For 10.9/10.8/10.7 the above date will not work.
[doublepost=1489599091][/doublepost]Thank you both for the help. Take care. Doug
 
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