OnyX Update Fail HELP.

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  1. beebarb, May 28, 2016
    Last edited: May 29, 2016

    beebarb macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2015
    I tried to update OnyX, and it froze trying to download the update.
    I force quit it to try and resolve the issue.

    Fine, I expected the partial download to stop at the same time I quit OnyX.
    But, I find unexpected network activity, and the file is still increasing in size.

    The file is apparently still downloading, best guess is OnyX made a call to cURL or something.
    How do I tell whatever process is downloading the file to STOP?!

    UPDATE: I couldn't figure it out, so I just shutdown the machine to kill whatever processes were running.

    Still, I'd like to know exactly what to do if a called process is still doing something after the application that called it froze, requiring a force quit.

    I'm still fairly sure OnyX called cURL to download the update, and a shutdown seems a bit of an extreme resolution.
    Activity Monitor said cURL was executed by 'root' so I wasn't sure whether terminating it was safe to do.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    You should be able to select the process in Activity Monitor then hit command-i (for get info) then there is a tab there that will show ports and files being used by that process. That should help you pin it down.

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