POLL: To 10.5.7 or not to 10.5.7?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by netdog, May 12, 2009.

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POLL: Did you have major problems after installing 10.5.7?

  1. Intall went fine. Used Combo Update. Use Safari 3.

    26 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. Install went fine. Used Software Update. Use Safari 3.

    69 vote(s)
    24.6%
  3. Intall went fine. Used Combo Update. Use Safari 4.

    48 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. Install went fine. Used Software Update. Use Safari 4.

    107 vote(s)
    38.1%
  5. Major Problems. Combo Update. Use Safari 3

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  6. Major Problems. Software Update. Use Safari 3

    10 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. Major Problems. Combo Update. Use Safari 4

    4 vote(s)
    1.4%
  8. Major Problems. Software Update. Use Safari 4

    7 vote(s)
    2.5%
  9. Install went fine. Combo Update. Have kernel hacks.

    3 vote(s)
    1.1%
  10. Install went fine - Used Software Update. Have kernel hacks.

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  11. Major Problems - Combo Update. Have kernel hacks.

    2 vote(s)
    0.7%
  12. Major Problems - Used Software Update. Have kernel hacks.

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    #1
    To 10.5.7 or not to 10.5.7? That is the question?

    Did upgrading to 10.5.7 cause you big problems?

    Sorry for so many choices, but it seems like Safari 3 vs. Safari 4, kernel hacks, and Combo updates vs. using Software Update may all be contributors to the problems that so many are having.

    Haven't seen so many reporting problems with a system update in a very long time, and I am kind of scared to leave the security of 10.5.6.
     
  2. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

    smurfjammer

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    #2
    You might want to have a poll....not just a thread.

    FYI - no issues with 10.5.7
     
  3. applevx macrumors member

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    #3
    a little help here....

    Maybe I have idea can help some people facing problem during update to OS X 10.5.7, as myself have never had any problem by using this method to update my MBP. :D


    It's as simple as A,B,C.

    A) download the combo update from here:
    http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL827/MacOSXUpdCombo10.5.7.dmg

    B) Restart your Mac Book (pro) / iMac / Mac pro into SAFE mode.
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1455

    C) Install the combo update then Restart your mac again!
    Done!

    ----------------------------


    Hope this can help you.
    :apple:
     
  4. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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  5. ValkyrieLenneth macrumors regular

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    #5
    Installed perfectly... I didn't need to go to safe mode.. :D
     
  6. Riverbird macrumors member

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    #6
    I am downloading the update through Apple Software update right now. I have Mac OS X 10.5.6 so all I need to do is just install it normally right? This is the first time I have ever done an update on a Macintosh before. It's kind of like a Windows Service pack right? Sorry, I'm kind of a n00b :eek:
     
  7. barkmonster macrumors 68020

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    #7
    Where's the, "Install went fine, Used Software Update, Use Firefox"?

    :D

    I installed the Airport update, the iTunes update, the Mac OS 10.5.7 update, rebooted into Safe mode and then updated Tomato. I now get well over 200Kbps download under Leopard! No more Airport issues!
     
  8. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

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  9. mickbab macrumors 65816

    mickbab

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    #9
    Hear, hear!

    Except I went the Combo Update.
     
  10. oblomow macrumors 68020

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    #10
    3 minute download, 2 reboots, everything working great. nothing has changed.
     
  11. toolbox macrumors 68020

    toolbox

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  12. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

    netdog

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    #12
    Boy, so far the results here are radically different from the impression one would get reading the main thread on the update announcement.
     
  13. gaekwad macrumors newbie

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    #13
    On 10.5.6, very slow download from Software Update, so cancelled download and got Combo Update from Apple instead - far, far faster to download.

    Installed OK, went to reboot, got into shutdown hang loop (blue screen with spinny circle thing [not beachball], then plain blue screen, then spinny thing, then plain blue, etc) for 12hr before I reset manually and everything seems fine.
     
  14. xparaparafreakx macrumors 65816

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    #14
    Not going to do it. I am going to finsh the school year with 10.5.6. Not worth the risk of killing a lab.
     
  15. SuperMacFan macrumors newbie

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    #15
    Used software updated. Downloaded in 8 mins, installed quickly, works flawlessly
     
  16. VladM macrumors regular

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    #16
    Used software update, was quick, then updated Safari. No problems whatsoever.
     
  17. sammich macrumors 601

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    #17
    What I'd give for internet that could download that update in 2 minutes.

    50 minutes download, installed without a hitch.
     
  18. Riverbird macrumors member

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    #18
    I downloaded from Apple Software update. It took maybe 30 minutes to download and maybe 4 or 5 minutes (maybe less to install) and all is working great ^^
     
  19. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

    Cynicalone

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    #19
    Well I have 4 Macs here I have finished 2 of the 4 now. Everything went fine using software update.
     
  20. techguy1 macrumors regular

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    #20
    Downloaded via software update 2 minutes ( 50MB download speed ).. installed with 2 reboots and all is running fine.
     
  21. magamo macrumors 6502

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    #21
    Software update was so slow at first the estimated time was like 14 hours. Canceled it, re-ran the update, and everything went fine. No problem so far. I don't use Safari.
     
  22. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    #22
    Anyone know if you can still jailbreak with this version?

    Back up then do it I rely on my iphone for school and I have more hacked than apple!
     
  23. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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  24. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    Well seem to be running great actually and all counts. The system does seem faster and I am running Raid O SSD drives and no issues at all. Interesting I have many connections from my ports . USB powered , 30 inch monitor, Drobo on Firewire 800 connection and e-sata drive which is a big drain on my MBP 15 unibody and before this update i could not boot with everything connected . I had to pull the Drobo offline to boot up than reconnect. That issue seems to have gone away and can fully boot with everything connected and actually a little faster. Of course with SSD and Raid 0 this thing is a rocket on booting. I also tried a test and opened EVERY program I had, which is a lot and big programs like CS4 , InDesign, Quark and more and more. Every program opened either immediately or within 2 seconds as fast as i could hit the the icons. I'm actually thinking of cloning over the 10.5.6 backup already but may give it a few days just to be sure.

    I did go ahead and did it automatically through the software update than also did Safari manually than this morning just installed Safari 4 beta and all is good. One thing I have noticed on update the system will try to reboot 2 times before it finally comes up. This seems normal so be patient. When you finally boot up I ran repair permissions immediately and it took several minutes. Key here is patience, don't do this trying to run out the door.
    Good luck.

    Also do a backup of your system on a external before you do anything, just in case.
     
  25. synagence macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    I got a 2009 iMac (ATI)... the software update downloaded and stuck right at the beginning of "Configuring Installation" so i rebooted and tried the combo ... that installed but rebooted 2 times before it actually booted properly all the way
     

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