Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 15th Dec 2008 18:12 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has released the latest update to Mac OS X Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.6. It contains a whole list of fixes and improvements, so have fun checking out if your favourite bug has been squashed. As always, it's in Software Update. Feel free to report success or epic fail in the comments.
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Success
by nathbeadle on Mon 15th Dec 2008 18:33 UTC
nathbeadle
Member since:
2006-08-08

Downloaded the offline installer as I have three machines to update... almost 700MB worth of updates.

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RE: Success
by stooovie on Mon 15th Dec 2008 19:07 UTC in reply to "Success"
stooovie Member since:
2006-01-25

The Software Update version even stalled for me, it stuck at "expanding and verifying" for long period with no activity (according to Activity Monitor). Offline version installed just fine.

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RE[2]: Success
by mounty on Wed 17th Dec 2008 00:01 UTC in reply to "RE: Success"
mounty Member since:
2005-12-12

Thanks for the offline tip. 10.5.6 stalled for me during the compulsory shutdown, at the space nebula screen with the activity monitor at about 4%. Stayed there for about six hours till I powered off.

Because Apple are so anal about protecting their pathetic little secrets, I have no idea how to find out what is wrong or what I can do about it.

Reply Score: 1

Works for me
by sigzero on Mon 15th Dec 2008 19:29 UTC
sigzero
Member since:
2006-01-03

I installed on a older iBook and an iMac with no problems.

Reply Score: 2

Time Machine Volume Icon
by chrisoverzero on Mon 15th Dec 2008 20:15 UTC
chrisoverzero
Member since:
2008-12-05

Anyone else having a problem in which Time Machine volumes appear as normal remote volumes?

Minor, yes, but it bugs me. Functionality seems unaltered, though…

Reply Score: 1

Comment by thebackwash
by thebackwash on Mon 15th Dec 2008 20:50 UTC
thebackwash
Member since:
2005-07-06

"Addresses inaccuracies with Calculator when the Mac OS X language is set to German or Swiss German."

chuchichäschtli!

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RE: Comment by thebackwash
by puenktchen on Tue 16th Dec 2008 16:23 UTC in reply to "Comment by thebackwash"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

and it only took them three years to fix this simple error, which was introduce with 10.4.3:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA23947?viewlocale=de_DE&locale=de_DE

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Fixed a bug with OSnews
by Nicholas Blachford on Mon 15th Dec 2008 22:57 UTC
Nicholas Blachford
Member since:
2005-07-06

Recently OSNews hasn't been showing properly for me, it came up as garbage only appeared properly after I press reload a few times.

It seems to have fixed this.

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RE: Fixed a bug with OSnews
by B12 Simon on Tue 16th Dec 2008 12:15 UTC in reply to "Fixed a bug with OSnews"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Lack of Mac news? ;o)

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Very happy!
by darknexus on Tue 16th Dec 2008 00:14 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

The distortion bug when using some wireless USB headsets, that was first introduced in version 10.5.4, has been fixed! My Logitech clearchat wireless was one of these affected, very nice to have the microphone recording clearly again!

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Worked like a charm!
by thjayo on Tue 16th Dec 2008 00:57 UTC
thjayo
Member since:
2005-11-11

DVD Player stopped with those pesky hiccups, Mail now quits when I shutdown the computer, and that's pretty much what I've noticed.

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I have noticed nothing (yet)...
by thavith_osn on Tue 16th Dec 2008 02:05 UTC
thavith_osn
Member since:
2005-07-11

and that is a good thing... :-)

Oh, in About This Mac, I noticed 10.5.5 has changed to 10.5.6, so I wasn't entirely honest with my title - lol

Parallels still runs up fine, that is always a good thing :-)...

Reply Score: 2

adreamerslife
Member since:
2008-12-16

10.5.6 update screwed my ability to transfer any file to a remote volume. We have PPC G5's and Intel workstations, with an Xserve as the server. After the update, I couldn't transfer any of my files to the mounted xserve volume.. This is only happening on machines with the update installed. Anyone else having this problem? These machines have been working perfectly until this update. EErrrr.

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

10.5.6 update screwed my ability to transfer any file to a remote volume. We have PPC G5's and Intel workstations, with an Xserve as the server. After the update, I couldn't transfer any of my files to the mounted xserve volume.. This is only happening on machines with the update installed. Anyone else having this problem? These machines have been working perfectly until this update. EErrrr.


Did we update OS X Server and reinitialize our mounts?

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PortResi Member since:
2008-10-06

[q]10.5.6 update screwed my ability to transfer any file to a remote volume. These machines have been working perfectly until this update. EErrrr.


Server first, then clients.

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Somewhat improved performance
by bousozoku on Tue 16th Dec 2008 20:22 UTC
bousozoku
Member since:
2006-01-23

Glad to see that they're still working on the performance. It's been a while since I ran 10.4.10, but things still tend to grind a while longer compared to that, even with 10.5.6 on my PowerBook. Thankfully, they didn't re-introduce the bug from 10.5.5 that made Adobe Bridge CS3 loop endlessly, which was just recently fixed.

However, I'll take any improvement that comes my way and I appreciate any effort Apple make.

Reply Score: 2

Run repair permissions
by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 17th Dec 2008 00:59 UTC
Nicholas Blachford
Member since:
2005-07-06

Run repair permissions (in disk utility).
It fixes zillions of them.

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Smart Card Support Fixed
by vsilves on Wed 17th Dec 2008 02:19 UTC
vsilves
Member since:
2006-05-12

DoD CAC cards now work on USB smart card readers out of the box. When you insert the CAC card the certificates show up in Keychain Access. I have been waiting since 10.5.0 for that "feature." Software such as ADmitMAC ($141) is no longer required.

Safari still requires custom identify preferences (exception rules) in Keychain Access in order to prompt for the CAC PIN number on specific URLs, instead of a username/password. Firefox is smarter than that (requires no custom rules for each CAC enabled URL) in Ubuntu 8.10. I have not tried Firefox under Leopard.

Finally, support for smart card enabled DoD websites.

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Comment by hitest
by hitest on Wed 17th Dec 2008 13:49 UTC
hitest
Member since:
2006-10-28

Ran the combo installer on my daughter's macbnook, all is well:)

Reply Score: 1