Where does Software Update "cache" its downloads?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by opeepingtomo, May 30, 2008.

  1. opeepingtomo macrumors regular

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    Just wondering, ive downloaded the entire 420mb 10.5.3 update and when it goes to install once it starts "configuring installation" it never goes past it. I let it sit for about 30 minutes and the bar never moved from the initial centimeter or two that it did at first.

    I started software update over again, and the 420mb update was still cached so i didnt have to go through the pain of downloading again, but it did the same thing, so now i am going to just download it from the apple site and not through software update.

    Before i do though, i wanted to delete the 420mb file that sotware update downoaded and is cached waiting to be installed, except i dont know where software update chaches its downloads... anyone know?
     
  2. rev316 macrumors regular

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    Try ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate/ ?
     
  3. opeepingtomo thread starter macrumors regular

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    i looked there, the entire folder is only 5.2mb, so i doubt its there being that the update is 420mb... any other ideas or does someone know for sure
     
  4. opeepingtomo thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, i scrolled through looking to see anything obvious and looking in folders like app support and caches, and somehow missed the updates folder... thanks
     
  5. rsranger65 macrumors newbie

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    Try inside /private/var/folders/lc/9r02gps93mz0vz3w6mj4gjqw0000gn/C/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate/content/downloads/
     

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