Have you ever had any problems with point updates (10.X.X)?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GimmeSlack12, May 13, 2009.


Ever had a problem with point updates? (10.X.X)

  1. Never had a problem

  2. Had a small problem

  3. Had a major problem

  1. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I kind of feel the few with Point update problems have a bigger voice than those with no problems. This, naturally, makes sense but it also blows things way out of proportion regarding the perceived "risk" of updating.

    I consider a minor problem something that occurred but then fixed itself, or was overall pretty minor.

    What I consider "Having a Major problem":
    • Reboot hangs / hard shut down required (more than 3 times)
    • Kernel Panic (any at all)
    • Loss of data
    • Overall screwy behavior (sometimes you can't explain whats wrong)
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    Very very few, ever. An update might not fix all, or it might add something - but if it does, it's always been something minor and/or correctable.
  3. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2004
    Auckland, New Zealand
    There's always going to more people complaining about issues on forums than those that have no problems.
  4. GimmeSlack12 thread starter macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Oh I know. I just get sick of people blowing it so far out of proportion. Like its a life or death situation to upgrade.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
  6. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    Had a problem in Tiger where I had to do an Archive and Install. I always backup now before a point release but haven't had to use it since. <knock's on wood>
  7. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    The 10.2.8 update was universally terrible for me on the 3 Macs i had at the time, tons of freezes, kernel panics, graphics glitches.

    Apple pulled and reissued the update at least once, but nothing fixed it.

    Luckily 10.3 came out the same month, and it's been smooth sailing ever since.
  8. feuerschlange macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2008
    10.5.6 nuked mail.app

    The 10.5.6 security update nuked mails in my mail accounts, that could not be retrieved.

    The only answer from Apple support was, that would be my own fault, to not use time machine, which is the only way, this known problem could possibly be resolved.

    I had to revert to my last SuperDuper backup and repeat some work of two days including collecting all emails back from my receipients.

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