When updates fail (or just keep trying to reinstall)...

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by br0adband, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. br0adband macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    So I've got this MacBook Air late 2008 model now, got Mavericks installed and running nicely on the older hardware without issues - ok, well, make that one issue. Every time I boot up (cold, and yes I know I should just let it sleep in-between uses, it's a habit from Windows, sorry) I get a notification from the App Store about Security Update 2015-006 1.0 which has more info at:


    and it appeared to have installed after the first set of initial updates (to 10.9.5, iTunes 12.3, etc) yet every time I cold boot now that one specific update comes back and it just won't go away. It's always there after a reboot - even a reboot done to install that specific update, go figure.

    I've done some searches for hanging updates or ones that don't install properly and found nothing but then again perhaps the keywords I'm using are getting in the way of finding any accurate useful information.

    If anyone has a clue how I can get the App Store to actually get that update installed directly so it is in place and not continually looping for installation I'd be very grateful for any assistance.

    Thanks, and have fun, always...
  2. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
  3. br0adband thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 29, 2006
    Thanks for that link, I did try to find that specific update and my "Google-Fu" for a bit just didn't work. Applying the update manually seems to have resolved the issue - I'd done that in the and had no problems but this one for whatever reason didn't work the first time meaning I did the manual update one time and after a reboot it was still looking to update again, so after a second manual install it's now stopped appearing or attempting to update again.
  4. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    Im glad you managed to fix the problem.

    Unfortunately software update has been unreliable of a long time, first time I run into this problem was after Apple combined software update with App Store. For what reason I have no idea and I am not confident Apple can fix these problems any time soon because latest occurrence was last week with a clients Mac and El Capitan...:(

    In the future it might be better to download updates directly from Apples downloads page.

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