Unable to install Security Update 2016-003

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by minifridge1138, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Hello everyone,

    Is anyone else having problems installing "Security Update 2016-003 10.11.6"? I've tried from the App Store and from the standalone download. In both cases the install gets to the point where it restarts but when it reboots it says that the computer was restarted due to an error. The security update is not installed.

    I've tried as an Administrator and not as an Administrator.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. bernuli macrumors 6502

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    I would boot safe mode, then boot normal and then try the standalone download again.
     
  3. minifridge1138 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried and it didn't work.

    Oddly enough, the command line software update command did.

    For anyone curious:
    softwareupdate -i -v 'Security Update 2016-003-10.11.6'
     
  4. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    Execute the full 10.11.6 installer from app store again.

    And than do all updates incl. Security Update 2016-003.
     
  5. minifridge1138 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You mean re-install OS X on top of the existing install? Is there a known issue that will be solved with this tactic?

    Also, I got 2016-003 installed already, so I'm not sure it would re-install (it might, I've never tried).
     
  6. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    Yes. Something broken in your system should be repaired with a full install.
     

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