OSX 10.9.2 - Listed Twice After Updating?

A4orce84

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Hey Guys,

Found something odd after I updated to OSX 10.9.2 this evening. If you look in the Updates section in the App Store, I see the update installed twice:

Screenshot:


I'm not sure if this is due to a messed up installation or what. The only thing I did, was I initially selected to "not restart." So it downloaded the update, and then I chose to install it a few hours later after work.

Once I updated it, I noticed there were 2 listings in the screenshot above. Did something get messed up?

Thanks in advance for all the time and help, it is greatly appreciated!

Asif
 

KoolAid-Drink

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Sep 18, 2013
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Did you:

a) Restart?
b) Repair permissions?

I'd suggest doing both.

Hey Guys,

Found something odd after I updated to OSX 10.9.2 this evening. If you look in the Updates section in the App Store, I see the update installed twice:

Screenshot:
Image

I'm not sure if this is due to a messed up installation or what. The only thing I did, was I initially selected to "not restart." So it downloaded the update, and then I chose to install it a few hours later after work.

Once I updated it, I noticed there were 2 listings in the screenshot above. Did something get messed up?

Thanks in advance for all the time and help, it is greatly appreciated!

Asif
 

w0lf

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Feb 16, 2013
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This was pretty normal for me while using the betas for them to show up 2/3 times and the public release also is showing twice for me. I wouldn't worry about it.

If you have ocd or something and it's bugging you. You can edit the updates that the App Store shows here: ~/Library/Application Support/App Store/updatejournal.plist

Did you:

a) Restart?
b) Repair permissions?

I'd suggest doing both.
I'd suggest doing neither. I'm almost 100% certain the bug is related to not allowing the App Store to auto-install the update. It writes to the App Store update plist when it tries to install regardless of whether or not you actually let it do so.

I suspect if you canceled the update 5 times you would see 6 entries for the update in the App Store.
 
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A4orce84

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This was pretty normal for me while using the betas for them to show up 2/3 times and the public release also is showing twice for me. I wouldn't worry about it.

If you have ocd or something and it's bugging you. You can edit the updates that the App Store shows here: ~/Library/Application Support/App Store/updatejournal.plist
Did it end up ultimately disappearing, or is the only way to "clean it" is to manually remove the entree?

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Did you:

a) Restart?
b) Repair permissions?

I'd suggest doing both.
I restarted a few times, haven't repaired permissions just yet.
 

A4orce84

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Sounds good. Anyone else confirm before I wash my hands of this issue completely? =)

Thanks w0lf for the help and feedback!

--Asif
 

infobleep

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Aug 10, 2008
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Just left my father's computer upgrading, only to come back and find it the update needed to be installed so I did that.

Towards the end of the install it just hang. No beach ball, just the mouse pointer and the hard drive stopped as nothing being read from the disk.

Eventually switched off the laptop and on again. Now I can see there are two updates listed. It may be that the update had installed as I was trying to install it again, which is why it didn't fully work.

Clearly a bug I reckon but whether it's affecting everyone or just some people updating I don't know. I've not tried to update my own Mac yet. Might do this at the weekend and see what happens.

UPDATE: After restarting I clicked on the update and it appears to now be updating again. Whether that will cure the problem, we shall see.
 
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bbfc

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Oct 22, 2011
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Just left my father's computer upgrading, only to come back and find it the update needed to be installed so I did that.

Towards the end of the install it just hang. No beach ball, just the mouse pointer and the hard drive stopped as nothing being read from the disk.

Eventually switched off the laptop and on again. Now I can see there are two updates listed. It may be that the update had installed as I was trying to install it again, which is why it didn't fully work.

Clearly a bug I reckon but whether it's affecting everyone or just some people updating I don't know. I've not tried to update my own Mac yet. Might do this at the weekend and see what happens.

UPDATE: After restarting I clicked on the update and it appears to now be updating again. Whether that will cure the problem, we shall see.
I don't think that's the problem. Seems more like an App Store bug where it shows double the updates. It was doing it throughout the 10.9.2 beta process too.
 

Tiptizzle

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Apr 22, 2011
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This was pretty normal for me while using the betas for them to show up 2/3 times and the public release also is showing twice for me. I wouldn't worry about it.

If you have ocd or something and it's bugging you. You can edit the updates that the App Store shows here: ~/Library/Application Support/App Store/updatejournal.plist



I'd suggest doing neither. I'm almost 100% certain the bug is related to not allowing the App Store to auto-install the update. It writes to the App Store update plist when it tries to install regardless of whether or not you actually let it do so.

I suspect if you canceled the update 5 times you would see 6 entries for the update in the App Store.
I canceled the update once and I have it listed twice as well. Everything was working fine so I ignored it.
 

CucumberError

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Jul 1, 2013
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Wellington, NZ
I had this update install twice too, First time on the 26th and then again on the 3rd of March. I've had it suggested that it was a delta update and then the combo update. Not sure why.