Snow Leopard software update issues

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  1. macstatic macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2005
    Where can I find the OSX 10.6.8. update "Mac App store update 1.0"? I'm performing further updates from the Mac Pro supplied installation DVDs (OSX 10.6.4) and like to keep the updates for later, but this particular update I can't find from the Apple websites (and there's no option for "install and keep file" in the OSX Software Updater although I'm sure I've done that in the past some way or another...).

    Also, does anyone know why "Airport Utility 5.6.1" is disabled and marked as "Zero KB" in the Software updater? See attached screenshot for this and the abovementioned update.

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  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    10.6.8 combo update:
  3. macstatic thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2005
    Are you sure?
    That's the first update I ran after having installed 10.6.4 from the DVDs. Here are the OSX updates I've installed, in the numbered order:

    1. MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.8.dmg
    2. SecUpd2013-004.dmg
    3. AppleSoftwareInstallerUpdate.dmg
    4. Safari5.1.10SnowLeopardManual.dmg
    5. SnowLeoMigrationAsst.dmg
    6. ARDClient3.5.4.dmg
    7. JavaForMacOSX10.6update17.dmg
    8. iTunes

    The screenshot was taken after installing all of this.
  4. Eithanius macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2005
    Here's an offline installer:

    Airport Utility 5.6.1 for Leopard/Snow Leopard

    As for the Mac App Store Update, it's just too small to warrant an offline installer. Like you I download and keep offline installers from Snow Leopard up to Yosemite, barring smaller updates.
  5. macstatic, Apr 28, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2015

    macstatic thread starter macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2005
    Thanks for the link, but why do you suppose the "enable/disable" box left for that update is disabled? I certainly do have Wi-fi capabilities on my mid-2010 Mac Pro.

    I'm sure I learnt a way to install and keep software updates a few years back, but I can't remember how. I believe there was an option somewhere, but can't seem to find that anywhere now. Anyone know how it's done?

    UPDATE: I must have thought about pre-Snow Leopard because I just read that they removed the "install & keep" feature after OSX 10.5. But I stumbled across something interesting...
    Someone made an OSX service which installs and keeps updates (it doesn't appear to work in OSX 10.9 Mavericks as I tried that).

    In OSX 10.6 you just access any app's Services menu (I went to the Finder's Finder-Services-Software Update Download menu, but any app's Service menu should do) which started OSX's Software Update, installed the update, then presented you with the installers inside sub-folders residing in a new ~/Updates/ folder.

    NOTE: the script didn't work by putting it in ~/Library/Services/ (as the docs said) but appeared in all Service menus when I had placed the script inside /System/Library/Services/.
    I accessed it from the Finder-Services menu but I suppose any app would do.

    So now I have the "Mac App store update" file, although for some reason it came as two files:

    031-3751.English.dist (6 KB)
    AppStoreUpdate.pkg (3.4 MB)

    They both presented with with the installer, but "031-3751.English.dist" told me it needed less space than the "AppstoreUpdate.pkg" for the update (see attached screenshots). Apparently you don't get the single .dmg file which a normal download would give you, so this is a bit confusing.

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