Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Oct 2005 21:34 UTC, submitted by Ralf.
Mac OS X Apple has released Mac OS 10.4.3. This update weighs around 100MB and includes fixes for AFP/SMB/CIFS/FTP, AirPort/BlueTooth, Core Graphics/Audio/Image, Spotlight, Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Safari (it now passes the Acid2 test), and much, much more. The update is available via Software Update, or as stand-alone packages (delta|combo).
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the update broke everything...
by on Tue 1st Nov 2005 02:20 UTC

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...on my powerbook ;)
With Software Update, it was a 56MB file.
Now Finder crashes and restarts every second, safari crashes on start, and most apps are broken.
Writing this comment from FireFox!
I am downloading the full update (100MB) hoping I can somehow install it. BTW anyone know how to force softwareupdate to install a package it doesn't want to?

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

That is VERY interesting because it said the same with my wife's iMac. Mine was 97 MB, her's was only 56 MB. Her machine isn't crashing tho'. All seems well. Did you also download several other updates at the same time? I am wondering if some of the size is because it incorporates older updates?

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Yes, I think the one software update grabbed is the delta (from 1.4.2 to 1.4.3) whereas the combo updates from 10.4
onwards.
Still fetching the combo but apple's download site is slow as molasses, under high load I suppose.

Seems like some core libraries are broken. Opening Safari yields:
//////////////////////
Exception: EXC_BAD_INSTRUCTION (0x0002)
Code[0]: 0x00000002
Code[1]: 0x95bf96d4


Thread 0 Crashed:
0 com.apple.WebCore 0x95bf96d4 QString::fromNSString(NSString*) + 64
1 com.apple.WebCore 0x95bf9654 -[WebCoreBridge setName:] + 32
2 com.apple.WebKit 0x959cdedc -[WebBridge initWithWebFrame:] + 156
3 com.apple.WebKit 0x959cdc80 -[WebFrame initWithName:webFrameView:webView:] + 196
//////////////////////
etc.
We'll see. I am loath to reinstalling tiger but that may be recessary

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RE: the update broke everything...
by on Tue 1st Nov 2005 09:18 in reply to "the update broke everything..."
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This sounds like the problem I had with 10.4.1 and 10.4.2: broke everything, crashes and in the end severe kernel panics.

Problem: bad memory module, despite paying a hefty pricetag at my local Apple dealer. Ordered a new one at apple.com and it fixed everything.

I downloaded a 56Mb update and it works fine.

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