6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 7, 2012 4:20 PM by TonyGr
TonyGr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

For 2 days, trying to update GarageBand, iMovie, and iPhoto. Getting message from App Store "waiting".  Getting message from iPhoto and others "can't open while being updated."  How can I find out status and complete update?

 

I am running Mountain Lion.  IPhoto and the other Apps were working fine before I installed Mountain Lion.

  • 1. Re: Software Update Stuck?
    TonyGr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I paused the download of Garage Band and iMovie.  Then I restarted my computer.  It continued to download iPhoto, but very slowly, saying it would take 7 hrs. to do it and then 3 or more hrs.  It would alternate those estimates every few seconds.  It did that overnight and now the estimates vary from 5.5 and 2.5 hrs.  Obviously the estimates are inconsistent and worse, they are wrong.

  • 2. Re: Software Update Stuck?
    RCrespo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem imovie an iphoto are stuck "waiting" and have been so for two days now, but I can`t pause them, pause button is greyed out.

  • 3. Re: Software Update Stuck?
    RCrespo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Forgot to say, iWork 9.2 update downloaded and installed perfectly in the last hour, why iLife apps won't?

  • 4. Re: Software Update Stuck?
    TonyGr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Iphoto eventually downloaded, but it took all night and part of the next day.  Garage Band was much smaller and downloaded relatively quickly.  I won't try iMovie until I feel more patient.

  • 5. Re: Software Update Stuck?
    seventy one Level 6 Level 6 (8,990 points)

    I'm wondering if your internet connection is below par.   Have you done a broadband speed check recently?

     

    Warning.   If you do this, do not respond to any advertising of ways to speed up your computer.   Your ISP will advise on how to improve things.

  • 6. Re: Software Update Stuck?
    TonyGr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    You are right.  It is partly due to the download speed since I am connected by satelite.  But I didn't think it would affect it that much.  Thanks for your reply.