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Apr 11, 2001, 02:55 AM
 
Hi,
I'm having problems software update. I'm running 9.0.4 and when I check for updates, there is an update for automatic software updater. I download it successfully, by I can't figure out how to get it to install.

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Apr 11, 2001, 03:19 AM
 
my advice: get rid of the damn thing and update your software manually through apple HQ or http://www.versiontracker.com/

     
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Apr 11, 2001, 04:25 AM
 
software update usually downloads AND installs in the same action, therefore it may already be installed. Have you checked the "Get Info" window to see if it has been updated?

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Apr 11, 2001, 11:06 AM
 
Agree with posthumanus - many of us scrapped SU and seek out and download
the updates we want manually.

SU has some erratic bugs in it - additionally, I don't want a program automatically
loading updates into my Macs that I may not want or need. Before downloading
anything, I read the read mes to determine if it's something that's going to be of
benefit - many are not.

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Apr 12, 2001, 12:59 AM
 
Originally posted by iSilver:
software update usually downloads AND installs in the same action,
That's what I thought it did, but after I updated and checked for updates again (after a restart), the same update appears in the update window.

Posthumanus, WDL, yeah, maybe I'll try updating manually instead. Thanks a lot for your replies guys
     
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Apr 12, 2001, 02:30 PM
 
Originally posted by lythari:
That's what I thought it did, but after I updated and checked for updates again (after a restart), the same update appears in the update window.

Posthumanus, WDL, yeah, maybe I'll try updating manually instead. Thanks a lot for your replies guys

it does install it aoutmaticly after you have downloaded it, and i wouldent worry if you have updated something then SU says uyou need to update it agian, as the others have said SU has a lot of bugs.
     
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Apr 13, 2001, 09:03 AM
 
Originally posted by WDL:
SU has some erratic bugs in it - additionally, I don't want a program automatically
loading updates into my Macs that I may not want or need.

WDL[/B]
In it's defense (however, I agree with searching VersionTracker, etc...) there is the optional checkbox in Software Update Control Panel that says 'Ask me before installing new software'.
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