software update on 10.6.8 NOT working at all

cmdbdesigns

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
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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.
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
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Solon, OH
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
 

cmdbdesigns

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 3, 2012
2
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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?
 

wrldwzrd89

macrumors G5
Jun 6, 2003
12,107
75
Solon, OH
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?
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...
 

paul.pharoah

macrumors newbie
Mar 11, 2013
2
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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.:)
 

ramseyrowe

macrumors newbie
May 25, 2014
1
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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?
 

arnold444

macrumors newbie
Aug 4, 2016
1
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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
 

Levithedevi

macrumors newbie
Jul 16, 2017
1
0
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
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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