Updates not installing - but go through the motions of installing

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by galstaph, May 14, 2016.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2002
    The Great White North Eh
    So I am on 10.11.2 and am getting some weird issues. The app store keeps telling me I have updates I go through installing them and then restart and they are back - the install log shows the install, the programs don't update and the update still exists.
    I have never seen this before - went though permissions, disk cleanups, clearing app store caches and trying in safe mode - about to do a restore as a last ditch before looking at wiping disk fresh.
    Any ideas on how to get this working? Anyone had this issue?
    I also cannot open terminal, and I uninstalled imovie and have a stuck update loop for it as well :mad:

    Any help would be appreciated.
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    If you can boot from the Recovery Drive, I would run Disk Utility > Repair Drive on your internal drive first to verify the drive does not have issues.

    Boot into the Recovery Drive by holding down Command R when restarting.

    If your drive is OK, download the full El Capitan installer. In Mac App Store under Purchases tab find El Capitan and select to download. You'll get a window with "would you like to continue? Click on Continue.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009

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