Currently Being ModeratedAug 31, 2011 4:30 PM (in response to JamieA70)
I am having exactly the same problem, and have yet to figure out a solution. I tried changing the config file and restarting the service, and it did in fact start on the right port, but didn't actually work once it started.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 8:52 AM (in response to JamieA70)
I have a stupid question maybe a little off your topic. But how do you actually enable Apple Software Update Server on Lion Server? In previous versions of OSX server it was just a service you added and enabled. I can't figure out how you add the service in Lion Server.
Sorry to hijack your thread.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 2, 2011 8:59 AM (in response to slepping)
Never mind. Just downloaded Lion Server Admin Tools. Odd they don't include that with the server installation.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2011 11:18 AM (in response to JamieA70)
I'm having the same issue but noticed that the alias for index.sucatalog appears to be broken and if you try to open the file it reports that the file can't be found. If you go to terminal and do an ls -l in the html directory of swupd it reports that the orginal should be at ../content/catalogs/index.sucatalog but the file is not there.
I have also rebuild the Software Update service from scratch by deleting just the database files and I have the exact same issue after the rebuild. I have also found the following error message in the logs reporting the alias issue.
[Tue Sep 13 13:03:26 2011] [error] Symbolic link not allowed or link target not accessible: /Volumes/Drobo/ServiceData/SoftwareUpdate/html/index.sucatalog.
[Tue Sep 13 13:05:07 2011] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2011 1:32 AM (in response to JamieA70)
If you're having this issue did you at any point delete the config files and allow them to be recreated?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2011 1:39 AM (in response to ryan42)
I can't speak for brian, however in my case, I have tried this repeatedly to no avail.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2011 11:38 AM (in response to ryan42)
I had renamed the /var/db/swupd and /etc/swupd directories adding .old to the end. I then setup Software Update from scratch letting it recreate all files and downloading all the patches again. I did have the same problem after doing that, but I did get my problem resolved when I found http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3867 support article.
Basicaly I had done what the article says but I didn't reboot after renaming the directories. I'm not sure why rebooting after renameing the swupd.config and swupd.plist resolves the problem but it worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2011 12:54 PM (in response to brianfromround lake)
Thanks Brian - this solved the problem for me (Safari now responds with the contents of the .sucatalog file when queried).
I am still not convinced the client machines are actually pulling the update from teh server themselves or if they're going to the Apple SUS directly - when I look at the network traffic on my SUS server while downloading updates, it doesnt look like it's doing anything.
The following is what I'm using, anyone else have a different suggestion?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2012 9:58 AM (in response to fance)
The catalog link I normally use is actually something like.