flyproductions

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Just as the thread title says:
I tried to run this update on my cMP 5,1, firmware version 144.0.0.0.0, High Sierra 10.13.6 and keep getting the error "errors ocurred while setting up file attributes" with the update not installing.

Any ideas anybody? Thanks in advance!
 

flyproductions

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And here is what the log says:

12:12:10.519865 +0100 system_installd PKG: pre-install scripts for "com.apple.pkg.Safari13.0.4HighSierraAuto"
com.apple.message.uuid: B7EEFC7A-84E1-44D7-B946-A201E2248C7A
com.apple.message.result: success
com.apple.message.value: 0.15447
com.apple.message.domain: com.apple.PackageKit.install.package.preinstall
com.apple.message.signature: SUCCESS: com.apple.pkg.Safari13.0.4HighSierraAuto
com.apple.message.signature2: 1.0.0.0.1.1574379006
SenderMachUUID: DDCD65D9-8F01-3B46-A2A8-A6D2FFAB02F0

12:12:10.521115 +0100 system_installd PKG: applying system content rules for "com.apple.pkg.macOSBrain, com.apple.pkg.Safari13.0.4HighSierraAuto"
Error Domain=PKInstallErrorDomain Code=119 "An error occurred while setting file attributes." UserInfo={NSURL=file:///Library/Updates/061-45391/macOSBrain.pkg, PKInstallPackageIdentifier=com.apple.pkg.macOSBrain, NSLocalizedDescription=An error occurred while setting file attributes.} {
NSLocalizedDescription = "An error occurred while setting file attributes.";
NSURL = "file:///Library/Updates/061-45391/macOSBrain.pkg";
PKInstallPackageIdentifier = "com.apple.pkg.macOSBrain";
}
com.apple.message.uuid: B7EEFC7A-84E1-44D7-B946-A201E2248C7A
com.apple.message.domain: com.apple.PackageKit.install.package.applySystemContentRules
com.apple.message.signature: FAILURE: softwareupdated
com.apple.message.result: failure
com.apple.message.value: 0.00106
SenderMachUUID: DDCD65D9-8F01-3B46-A2A8-A6D2FFAB02F0

12:12:11.027011 +0100 system_installd REQ: install failed
com.apple.message.uuid: B7EEFC7A-84E1-44D7-B946-A201E2248C7A
com.apple.message.domain: com.apple.PackageKit.install
com.apple.message.signature: FAILURE: softwareupdated
com.apple.message.result: failure
com.apple.message.value: 6.76665
SenderMachUUID: DDCD65D9-8F01-3B46-A2A8-A6D2FFAB02F0

12:12:11.304527 +0100 softwareupdated SWU: installing "Security Update 2019-007, 10.13.6"
com.apple.message.uuid: B7EEFC7A-84E1-44D7-B946-A201E2248C7A
com.apple.message.domain: com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.install
com.apple.message.result: failure
com.apple.message.signature: FAILURE: 061-45391
com.apple.message.signature2: softwareupdated
com.apple.message.signature3: PKInstallErrorDomain, 119
SenderMachUUID: F415F492-1420-3CAA-877F-6463517F3ADB

12:12:11.304630 +0100 softwareupdated SWU: installing "Safari, 13.0.4"
com.apple.message.uuid: B7EEFC7A-84E1-44D7-B946-A201E2248C7A
com.apple.message.domain: com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.install
com.apple.message.signature: FAILURE: 061-49180
com.apple.message.result: failure
com.apple.message.signature2: softwareupdated
com.apple.message.signature3: PKInstallErrorDomain, 119
SenderMachUUID: F415F492-1420-3CAA-877F-6463517F3ADB
 
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h9826790

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How about boot to recovery partition and re-install the OS at there? If you simple re-install the macOS (cover on top), it will be effectively same as update the OS.
 
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chrfr

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How about boot to recovery partition and re-install the OS at there? If you simple re-install the macOS (cover on top), it will be effectively same as update the OS.
Recovery won't install the security update or Safari update, however.
 
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h9826790

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Recovery won't install the security update or Safari update, however.

Recovery will re-install the latest build, which include the latest security and latest Safari.

Of course, it may cost Apple few days to upgrade the full macOS installer. But as long as the full installer is updated, then re-install the OS should be same as install those update effectively.
 
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How about boot to recovery partition and re-install the OS at there? If you simple re-install the macOS (cover on top), it will be effectively same as update the OS.
Thanks for the answer.

A possibly stupid question from someone who has never done this before: Does that mean i have to reorganize my complete drive afterwards, meaning reinstalling every additional extensions, import mail etc.? Or stays all of this untouched and only the system is updated.

Sure i have a backup of the drive, but, if first is the case, it sounds like hours of work, which i have my doubts the whole thing is worth it.
 
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Recovery will re-install the latest build, which include the latest security and latest Safari.
Nope. Apple never rolls security updates into full installers for releases which aren't the current one.
I've been imaging Macs using High Sierra recovery for a long time (I do this for a living). It's always necessary to install the standalone security updates afterward. The computers on which I reinstalled High Sierra this morning installed 10.13.6 build 17G66. Prior to reinstall, they were on the latest security update, build 17G10021.
 
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Nope. Apple never rolls security updates into full installers for releases which aren't the current one.
I've been imaging Macs using High Sierra recovery for a long time (I do this for a living). It's always necessary to install the standalone security updates afterward. The computers on which I reinstalled High Sierra this morning installed 10.13.6 build 17G66. Prior to reinstall, they were on the latest security update, build 17G10021.

Thanks for correcting me, I rarely stay on the old OS. Most likely this is why I can go recovery partition to re-install the OS as update.
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So, this works better?

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1970?locale=zh_HK
 
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It's always necessary to install the standalone security updates afterward.
So the question persists what this "An error occurred while setting file attributes."-thing means and how to work around it. Trying from a safe boot did not work.

It did not see this before and 2019-006 ran flawlessly on the same volume. So i am a little out of ideas.
 
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So the question persists what this "An error occurred while setting file attributes."-thing means and how to work around it. Trying from a safe boot did not work.

It did not see this before and 2019-006 ran flawlessly on the same volume. So i am a little out of ideas.
Give the standalone installer downloaded from the Apple support site a try. If that doesn't work you could try reinstalling from recovery, but you'd still need to try to get the security update installed after that.
 
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Sometimes I have a bit more luck updating from terminal instead of updating via the regular update system or packages. Open terminal and enter

Code:
sudo softwareupdate -i -a

This will download and install all available updates for your system (in theory). Hope this works for you.

Edit: You may want to run it as sudo so that the update has privileges to overwrite things it may not as the GUI version.
 
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MarkC426

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No help to you, but this is why I wait at least a couple of weeks (or more), to let people (like the op) test it for me........ ;)
 
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flyproductions

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No help to you, but this is why I wait at least a couple of weeks (or more), to let people (like the op) test it for me........ ;)
Yes, you are perfectly right. This is exactly what i used to do. It was my first time to just hit "install"...with instant regret. By now i at least disabled the automatic update check to avoid this annoying notifications.

And no! Sady neither the standalone installer nor the sudo-terminal method worked. I keep getting "An error occurred while setting file attributes.".
 
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Are you still struggling with this?
I havn’t heard anyone else having issues.
 
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How about boot to recovery partition and re-install the OS at there? If you simple re-install the macOS (cover on top), it will be effectively same as update the OS.
With - of cause - not including the security-update, this finally worked! Thanks for your help!

After re-installing HS from a recovery boot (without loosing any settings or additional extensions), i was able to run the update without any issues. And the GF still works fine with the ...15.15.108 driver.

Only trouble: I had to install the RX 570 for the process as i get no picture from the GF in recovery mode (as well as with the driver not installed). Shouldn't it work at least unaccellerated.
 
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flyproductions

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So the issue was related to Nvidia drivers.....?
No, as i didn't uninstall the driver and it now flawlessly works with the GF, i don't think so.

Only the GF delivers no picture to the screen in recovery mode or after a NVRAM reset or with no driver installed.
 
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MarkC426

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But I think the problems you had getting it to install may have been related to Nvidia (non-standard Apple) drivers, by the sounds of it.
 
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No problem installing the latest security update (SIP disabled)
btw: only using NVMe's as boot and hdd and they're seen as internal thru Innie and Lilu kext

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