Software Update Server unix command

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by ^squirrel^, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2006
    Hi guys,

    I'm using one of our mac mini's as our software update server.

    Using the app "Software Update Enabler" i can point all our client machines to the mac mini.

    However, rather than going around every machine, how can i apply this to all the machines via the Unix command in Apple Remote Desktop? I used to do this with 10.5. and 10.6.

    This command works in Terminal but not via Unix within ARD.

    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ CatalogURL http://servername:8088/index.sucatalog

    Has anyone got it working?

  2. switon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2012
    RE: spaces...


    I don't know for sure, but I suspect the problem may be related to how ARD handles the "space" character between the Update and the Catalog. Have you tried quoting the command?

  3. Macman45 macrumors demi-god


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    I just tired the command prefaced with "sudo" on a unix machine which is running the latest flavour....10.12? or thereabouts...It finds the targeted machine fine. Maybe it's a version difference?

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