Trapped in Beta 4 trying to update to 10.10.4 :(

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by binaryduke, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. binaryduke macrumors newbie

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    I would like to update to 10.10.4 to enable trim support on my SSD.

    I participated in the Yosemite Beta programme. Currently my Mac is on Beta 4. In Terminal, sw_vers reports ProductVersion 10.10 buildVersion 14A379b

    Within the AppStore, I have (for many months) had an update to Beta 5 showing as available but it neither downloads nor is installable.

    I have tried restarting my Mac into the Recovery Partition and reinstalling OS X. That takes me to ProductVersion 10.10 buildVersion 14A379b.

    I have tried disabling the 'install beta version' option within System Preferences/App Store. This simply removes Beta 5 visibility from the App Store.

    I have downloaded each incremental 10.10.x .dmg from Apple Support to try installing these individually in sequence. These simply report that the target volume is not in a state to accept the installation.

    Help! (I posted this at the Apple support forum and the post was immediately removed as it was regarded by the forum police as a question about beta software which I would contend it's not but hey, what do I know other than having an ability to read grrrrr!).

    Thanks in anticipation.

    BD.
     
  2. w0lf macrumors 65816

    w0lf

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    You sure you have space to install?

    You can also update via terminal

    Code:
    sudo softwareupdate -iva
     
  3. binaryduke thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tips. I have 90GB free(!). Command line implied permissions errors. Even after repairing permissions using Disk Utility it would still not upgrade.

    In the end I was able to get 10.10.4 by downloading the full installer from the App Store and using that. Painful.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    This was the only way to get from the 10.10 beta to even version 10.10 when it was released. There wasn't a separate updater to the release build, so updating to 10.10.4 wasn't any more painful than just going to 10.10 was back then.
     

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