Cant Update Leopard...Please Read

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cheeseandpepper, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. cheeseandpepper macrumors newbie

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    So I seem to have they typical hang up on the screen that says "Configuring Installation" however after reading numerous posts on this topic it seemed there was a solution.

    Unfortunately nothing has worked. Here's what I have done so far.
    Software Update - fail
    Delete partial update from library/updates
    Download 675MB combo update - fail
    fresh leopard 10.5.1 on wiped startup disc, software update/combo - fail
    hardware test - tested fine
    permission repaired on all discs (repeat update steps) - fail

    It seems after all these steps - every mac user had success, but not me. Why?

    Specs.
    2.8 ghz 8 core mac pro
    8 gig ram
    3.320 TB (320gb/1tb/1tb/1tb
    10.5.1
    nvidia 8800

    any suggestions are greatly appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    First thing I'd do is check for a 10.5.6-related receipt in /Library/Receipts and get rid of it, if you find it. Run the combo update again (don't use Software Update).
     
  3. cheeseandpepper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the response.

    Heres what's in my reciepts folder. Would any of these need deleting?

    AppleIntermediateCodec.pkg
    WelcomeToLeopard.pkg
    boms
    BSD.pkg
    CPU_AHT.pkg
    CPU_RegionalBoot.pkg
    CPU_UG_macpro.pkg
    db
    GarageBand_Instruments.pkg
    GarageBand_Loops.pkg
    GarageBand_MagicContent.pkg
    GarageBand.pkg
    GarageBandFactoryContent.pkg
    iDVD.pkg
    iDVDThemes.pkg
    iLifeCookie.pkg
    iLifeMediaBrowser.pkg
    iLifeSoundEffects_Loops.pkg
    iMovie.pkg
    iPhoto.pkg
    iPhotoContent.pkg
    iWeb.pkg
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    No - none of those are the receipt file that would be there.

    With that in mind, the cause is likely to either be a partial download or a cache file that is repeatedly becoming corrupted. To check if it's a cache issue, you can use a free maintenance utility such as OnyX to clear caches.
     
  5. cheeseandpepper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    THANK YOU!

    Onyx said my disc needed repair (dont know why since i wiped it clean with a fresh install - you'd think wiping it clean encompasses all repairs etc)

    I repaired it from the installation DVD (and even then it said it was fine after repairing, as though disc utility THOUGHT it was fine?) Onyx then agreed that the disc was repaired.

    Combo update - no problems!

    I can't believe 2 hours on the phone with apple care did nothing and Onyx saves the day in 10 minutes.

    I will toast to you tonight my friend! Thank you.
     
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    That's odd, 'cause OnyX and Disk Utility use the exact same mechanism to check your root volume...
     

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