Software Update - Installed Updates list

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  1. trabera macrumors newbie

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    If you install updates via a direct download instead of using Software Update, is there a way to reflect that install in the "Installed Updates" list in Software Update?

    I did not use Software Update to install iTunes 8.0, I downloaded it directly from the Apple site. Now I don't see it listed in the "Installed Updates" list. Is there a way to add it to that list?

    -Josh
     
  2. trabera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is it safe to manually add info to the System Update.log file?

    -Josh
     
  3. gusious macrumors 65816

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    I have no clue but i suggest not to do that.

    If you remember that you have install iTunes 8 why do you want it on Software update?
     
  4. trabera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't need to have it in the Installed list. I was just surprised to find that it doesn't list it here. I mean if this is supposed to be an outlet to see all installed Apple updates, why doesn't using a direct download add to this list. I mean, that's the whole point of the list right? To see at a glance what's been installed?

    -Josh
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I believe that's because iTunes 8 is new version, not an update. That's why it was only available via download, not from Software Update. Therefore, it won't show up in the list of updates, but it does appear in the software installed list, found by going to System Profiler > Software > Applications
     
  6. trabera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK now this makes perfect sense. Thanks for shining that light.

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  7. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Except that it is available through SU. :)
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It never showed up on mine. I had to download from the iTunes site.
     
  9. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. :confused:
     
  10. sclough macrumors regular

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    That is odd. I've always gotten it through Software Update and 8 showed up there just like always.
     
  11. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm, I think the "whole point" of the Installed Updates list, which is part of Software Update, is to show what was installed by Software Update.
     
  12. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Same as here....!:confused:
     
  13. Beric macrumors 68020

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    I downloaded it from iTunes, because it didn't appear in Software Update. Also, I had to download the HP printer driver 1.1.1 update manually, for some reason.
     

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