iWeb Update Error

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ShaunC, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. ShaunC macrumors member

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    hi there

    having been on holiday for a few weeks i come back to find theres been some updates released for ilife.. all good exept when i try to install the iWeb update it gives me this message;


    The Update 'iWeb Update' Cannot Be Installed

    A networking error has occurred: Cannot open file (-3001). Make sure you can connect to the Internet, then try again.



    any ideas guys? it just closes itself after that.
     
  2. ShaunC thread starter macrumors member

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  3. nonline08 macrumors newbie

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    iWeb Update Error

    Hi dude sorry I can't help you but i'm getting the same error message, not to do with ilife but just trying up update osx on macbook pro. I thought it was to do with little snitch so uninstalled it but still no result!
    Any1 help??

    my error message

    "A networking error has occurred: Cannot open file (-3001). Make sure you can connect to the Internet, then try again."

    internet is working fine, hence da post

    Cheers
     
  4. nonline08 macrumors newbie

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    Think i've it sused

    Don't know y it does it but if you click 'apple' 'software update' and run until error message appears, take note of updates it can't install then go to http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ download the updates here, install & restart, error message away. My macbook pro now is up to-date so I don't know if error message will reappear until next available update, but should be sorted!

    Let us know
     
  5. ack7121 macrumors newbie

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    Workaround for Software Update problem ("Cannot open file (-3001)

    I recently upgraded my MacBook from Tiger to Leopard and immediately encountered the problem that Software Update refused to download and install the upgrades it detected, giving the error message:
    "A networking error has occurred: Cannot open file (-3001). Make sure you can connect to the Internet, then try again"
    even though I was of course already connected, and indeed would not have been able to get to the stage of attempting to download the upgrades had I not been.
    Although I could in most though not all cases download and install each of the upgrades individually, this was pretty tedious, so I started to look for ways round the problem.
    I have another user account on my system, and I found, more or less by chance, that if I gave that account admin privileges, then logged in as that user, Software Update worked perfectly, just as it used to do before from the main account.
    It's very curious: maybe the problem is to do with file permissions? Certainly it seems to have nothing whatever to do with the particular upgrades that need to be installed: it either works for them all, or none.
     
  6. nonline08 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    Good thinking! yea def would be a tedious process, although i only needed 2 updates & maybe same quickness to creating a new account, & I'm updating fine now. But yea for needing everything updated thats a great way around it

    Cheers!
     

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