software update on 10.6.8 NOT working at all

Discussion in 'macOS' started by cmdbdesigns, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. cmdbdesigns macrumors newbie

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    I go to check for software updates and I have a TON. I click update all...it tells me to restart...I do...and then it DOES NOTHING. Never installs anything.

    I am running mac os x 10.6.8.

    I tried installing the install update thing from mac and that didn't fix anything either.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I'll offer the following suggestions for diagnosing this odd problem:
    • Check your Console logs (search for softwareupdate)
    • Clear your Software Update user and system cache
    • Restart the Mac manually
     
  3. lpeedin macrumors regular

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  4. cmdbdesigns thread starter macrumors newbie

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    one at a time....haha there's so many! i'll go to the mac store before I do that.

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    I'll offer the following suggestions for diagnosing this odd problem:
    Check your Console logs (search for softwareupdate)
    Clear your Software Update user and system cache
    Restart the Mac manually




    in reply to that: I'm not sure how to do any of this?
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    1. Open Console, in your Utilities folder. Select All Messages, then type in the search box.
    2. These caches live in /Library/Caches/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate (where the initial / represents the root of your boot drive, for the system cache) and ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate (where ~ is UNIX shorthand for your home folder, for the user cache). Simply deleting these folders is enough.
    3. :apple: -> Restart...
     
  6. paul.pharoah macrumors newbie

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    Software update on 10.6.8 NOT working at all

    I had the same problem with Software Update not working at all (just freezing).

    I

    1. Deleted /Library/Caches/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate
    2. Restarted

    and everything fine.

    Thank you very much for your help.:)
     
  7. ramseyrowe macrumors newbie

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    Interpret?

    I am having the same problem as cmdbdesigns.

    Deleted those files in my cacher and rebooted with no luck.

    This is what my console says:

    5/25/14 1:02:21 PM com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[111] ([0x0-0x2c02c].com.apple.SoftwareUpdate[321]) Exited: Killed
    5/25/14 1:02:47 PM com.apple.launchd[1] ([0x0-0x30030].com.apple.SoftwareUpdate[351]) Job appears to have crashed: Bus error

    Where to go from here?
     
  8. arnold444 macrumors newbie

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    Hi Ramsseyrowe,

    I hat the same problem as you (exactly)

    I did the update in command line and everything went OK
    go to terminal
    1/sudo -s (and type you password)
    2/softwareupdate --install --all
    3/reboot

    regards
    arnold
     
  9. Levithedevi macrumors newbie

    Levithedevi

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    I did exactly what you said, and also deleted my previous software update caches, and rebooted my mac. Nothing happened still on 10.6.8. I then went to look for a software update again, and it prompted me to restart to finish updating as always. Again during restarting the mac froze and has been like this for easily an hour. I can still move the mouse though (touchpad) does this mean it is still updating or that it froze?
     

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