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S/W Update 1.2 STILL Doesn't Work!!!
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Nov 3, 2000, 01:55 AM
And I had my hopes up that Apple would solve this problem with the latest release, but no!

I have a DSL connection with a "keep alive" connection under MacPoet. However, S/W Update "kills" any running software -- thereby kicking me off of the internet. And breaking the connection so S/W Update WON'T update.

What I don't understand is that an earlier version worked fine. The Apple Tech Info Library still says that they "are aware" of the problem and it will be solved soon. I guess not in this version!!!

I'm just ranting and complaining. Hopefully those of us on DSL will get to use this neat feature at some time soon. And I PRAY that it will work under OS X!!!
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Nov 3, 2000, 01:16 PM
delete the Software Update Pref file, the Software Update Logs file, and Updatable Items file... restart and rebuild desktop. This worked for me. Thanks to wlonh.
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Nov 3, 2000, 02:11 PM
Really? Did you have the same problem that I'm having -- the DSL connection requires a "dialer." But when Software Update tries to update, it kills all open applications, including the "dialer?"

The fix that you describe seems to be better aimed at fixing a problem with corruption or something similar. S/W Update kills my open application on purpose. It doesn't seem to be an error or anything like that.

Pleaes confirm -- and I'll give it a try. Thanks!
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