Software Update

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by LethalUK, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. LethalUK macrumors member

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    Recently, software update hangs at around 5% when trying to check for updates. Any ideas on how to solve this?

    I've tried to delete the cache and the plist file.
     
  2. DustinT, Jun 2, 2011
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    DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Are you able to invoke softwareupdate from command line?

    softwareupdate -l

    man softwareupdate

    If you wanted to see what your options are for software update just open a terminal windows and type softwareupdate... You'll get a list of options.

    If you just want to automatically install all available updates the following command will work. It does require you to enter the password of an authorized user.

    sudo softwareupdate -i --all

    Let me know if that helps.

    Also, have you checked disk utility and repaired permissions on your 'Macintosh HD'? That should probably be a first step.
     
  3. LethalUK thread starter macrumors member

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    In the end I had to delete the plist file from <macintosh hd>, I didn't look there.

    Thanks.
     
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