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 G5


    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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