5 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 6:18 PM by petermac87
Doe Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)

I have seen this problem listed as the stalling but my issue is a bit more strange. The Software Update launches and the progress bar moves to less than half way. It hangs just to the "checking for new software..." just past the ck. I have left the mouse just under the bar to judge if it moves at all and I get no movement. I have left it open for 8 hours and no movement.

 

Also I have opened the Console to see whats happening.

 

8/20/11 9:37:51.825 PM com.apple.SecurityServer: Failed to authorize right 'system.install.app-store-software' by client '/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/PackageKit.framework/Versions/A/Resources/in stalld' [1480] for authorization created by '/System/Library/CoreServices/Software Update.app' [1474]

 

8/20/11 9:37:51.825 PM com.apple.SecurityServer: Failed to authorize right 'system.install.software' by client '/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/PackageKit.framework/Versions/A/Resources/in stalld' [1480] for authorization created by '/System/Library/CoreServices/Software Update.app' [1474]

 

I have repaired permissions and tried to create another account but get problem follows the account. I am wondering if this is a Lion glitch or just a coincidence. I was able to manually download the 7.1 updater and run it without a problem. I'm not sure when this happened as I was able to run the updater once or twice since the Lion update was installed. The floor is now open.

  • 1. Re: Software Update stalls..
    atinoue Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm in same situation. I've never experienced such thing until now...

  • 2. Re: Software Update stalls..
    SouthN-MacUser Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I experience this too. 

  • 3. Re: Software Update stalls..
    IMRAN Level 2 Level 2 (470 points)

    Add me to this problem list too. Ran Software Update, to see if that would help find a resolution to the annoying and iMac molassing error:

     

    kernel: IOSurface: buffer allocation size is zero

     

    (also said to be due to an Adobe Flash bug)... but a software update attempt leads to:

     

    com.apple.SecurityServer: Failed to authorize right 'system.install.app-store-software' by client '/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/PackageKit.framework/Versions/A/Resources/in stalld' [#####] for authorization created by '/System/Library/CoreServices/Software Update.app' [#####]

     

    Imran

  • 4. Re: Software Update stalls..
    Trey Yancy Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Ditto. It is now May 4 and this post went up in August. No word from Apple. Nine months. Eager to avoid wiping my drive and starting over from scratch.

  • 5. Re: Software Update stalls..
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    Trey Yancy wrote:

     

    Ditto. It is now May 4 and this post went up in August. No word from Apple. Nine months. Eager to avoid wiping my drive and starting over from scratch.

    Yes this thread has been idle since last September, which hints that future upgrades fixed the OP's problems. 4 people having a problem does not constitute a system wide problem. Apple do not respond here either, it is a user to user forum.

     

    Is your computer up to date? 10.7.3

    Have you tried any maintenance measures such as repair permissions, verify disc?

    Have you read other threads which may be somewhat similar? It may well pay to start a new thread giving all details of your computer and the exact nature of your problem.

     

    Good Luck

     

    Pete