Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2009 20:51 UTC, submitted by REM2000
Mac OS X After a long gestation period, Apple has updated its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system to version 10.5.7. This latest update comes packed with lots of bug fixes for several components of the Mac OS X operating system. Update: Various security updates for Tiger and Safari:Win were also released.
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update failed miserably
by bvgastel on Tue 12th May 2009 22:53 UTC
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Member since:
2009-05-12

my computer completed the updated but won't boot anymore, completely useless. Rescuing won't help either. Look out with the update.

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RE: update failed miserably
by allemandeL3ft on Tue 12th May 2009 23:24 in reply to "update failed miserably"
allemandeL3ft Member since:
2008-01-04

I couldn't get it from update; I downloaded it from the apple site directly. When I rebooted, it cycled through the spinner repeatedly. I shut down, on reboot it did the spinner continuously, then rebooted itself at least twice before getting to the login and giving me a heart attack. This does seem like a flakey load process (much preferred 10.6 and earliers update cycle).

After all of that it did boot into the system properly and everything seems back to normal.

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RE: allemandeL3ft
by Lazarus on Wed 13th May 2009 00:51 in reply to "RE: update failed miserably"
Lazarus Member since:
2005-08-10

Ugh. I gave up waiting for the updater to do its thing and did what you did, with the same results.

Apple's update process IMO could use some improvement. I dislike having little idea what's going on during system updates. Little swirly things and progress bars don't give me the warm and fuzzies.

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RE: update failed miserably
by kaiwai on Wed 13th May 2009 03:25 in reply to "update failed miserably"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

my computer completed the updated but won't boot anymore, completely useless. Rescuing won't help either. Look out with the update.


Thank you for giving absolutely NO details as to the setup of your machine - install an update and then screaming on a forum is apparently what amounts to 'constructive feedback' these days.

Never install delta updates, always go for combo and NEVER install hackware on your computer; you'd think that after the initial 10.5 'blue screen' fiasco that people would learn - but it seems that there are people out there who are suckers for punishment by ignoring all conventional wisdom.

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RE[2]: update failed miserably
by Alexco on Wed 13th May 2009 05:50 in reply to "RE: update failed miserably"
Alexco Member since:
2006-05-25

Never install delta updates, always go for combo and NEVER install hackware on your computer; you'd think that after the initial 10.5 'blue screen' fiasco that people would learn - but it seems that there are people out there who are suckers for punishment by ignoring all conventional wisdom.


Not using combos is not a "conventional wisdom" only FUD. My six Macs all update via deltas and I did not have any problems since 2002. If the system is in a good condition, delta updates work just fine.
Only if Apple decides to switch default rights for users between major versions of OS X (e.g. 10.3->10.4 or 10.4->10.5) you can run into trouble if you update. But this is not a delta vs combo issue.

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RE[2]: update failed miserably
by bvgastel on Thu 14th May 2009 08:31 in reply to "RE: update failed miserably"
bvgastel Member since:
2009-05-12

Pff, I was lucky to get a few minutes internet with my laptop on a neighbourgh wifi netwerk with my main machine going beserk. So I couldn't give details.

It is fixed now, after doing a hard disk repair from the restore cd (while I found out my optical drive was bad, but that's a detail).

Details: Power Mac G5 July 2004, Dual 2Ghz G5, 4.5 Gb RAM, 1.16 Terabyte HD, extensions installed EyeTV Hybrid, Flip4Mac, Perian, Virtual PC.

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