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HT4069: Using OS X Server's Software Update service with multiple Mac OS X client versions

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HT4069 I got this error log.

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alan.cheong Calculating status...
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Jul 31, 2012 5:49 AM

When update from client, it show software up to date.

 

When check server, have the below error log.

 

[Tue Jul 31 20:44:56 2012] [error] [client 192.168.1.4] Jul 31 20:44:56 server.maccity.private SoftwareUpdateServerGetCatalog[2138] <Debug>: REQUEST FOR CATALOG: /index-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog

[Tue Jul 31 20:44:56 2012] [error] [client 192.168.1.4] Jul 31 20:44:56 server.maccity.private SoftwareUpdateServerGetCatalog[2138] <Debug>: HTTP HOST: 192.168.1.90:8088

[Tue Jul 31 20:44:56 2012] [error] [client 192.168.1.4] Jul 31 20:44:56 server.maccity.private SoftwareUpdateServerGetCatalog[2138] <Debug>: DOCUMENT ROOT: /Users/maccitymlk/Downloads/html

[Tue Jul 31 20:44:56 2012] [error] [client 192.168.1.4] Jul 31 20:44:56 server.maccity.private SoftwareUpdateServerGetCatalog[2138] <Debug>: LINES WRITTEN: 15

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  • Michelinus Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to alan.cheong)

    Hi alan, I also had the same issue, and the same logs. I don't know why but seems that the SUS doesn't has a directory: I have 2 10.7 server and in that one with a working SUS, I have these symbolic links in /var/db/swupd/html/:

     

    drwxr-xr-x  10 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate  340 Sep  1 15:54 .

    drwxr-xr-x   3 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate  102 May 26  2011 ..

    -rw-r--r--   1 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate  691 Sep  1 15:54 catalogs.sucatalog

    -rw-r--r--   1 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate  687 Sep  1 15:54 catalogs.sucatalog.alternate

    -rw-r--r--   1 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate  419 Apr 17  2008 catalogs.sucatalog.apple

    -rw-r--r--   1 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate  419 Apr 17  2008 catalogs.sucatalog.apple.previous

    drwxr-xr-x   4 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate  136 Aug 28 14:22 content

    lrwxr-xr-x   1 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate   87 Sep  1 15:54 index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog -> /var/db/swupd/html/content/catalogs/others/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.s ucatalog

    lrwxr-xr-x   1 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate   75 Sep  1 15:54 index-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog -> /var/db/swupd/html/content/catalogs/others/index-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog

    lrwxr-xr-x   1 _softwareupdate  _softwareupdate   92 Sep  1 15:54 index-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog -> /var/db/swupd/html/content/catalogs/others/index-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merge d-1.sucatalog

     

    the last 3 links are missing, like the corresponding folder /var/db/swupd/html/content/catalogs/. I don't know why they are missing. I made this week a clean installation and this is the result...

     

    Did you find a solution?

     

    -Mic

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  • Michelinus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 2, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Mark23)

    Thank you Mark23. I didn't used Profile Manager, because in the previous installation of the same Lion Server OS, I used the same KB to configure clients, and SUS worked fine since the beginning. I can't understand why this time should be different: it miss some symbolic links to witch client seems to point to in the folder ./html/ so yesterday I tried to make them by myself, and the SUS worked. But the question is why SUS didn't built them?

     

    BTW, after SUS was working I've seen the updates that the server provides, wasn't complete: without Lion SUS (using Apple online SUS) I see several updates, like Safari 6

     

    Screen Shot 2012-09-01 at 20.31.10.png

    but when I ran the software update from clients pointing it to my server again, it said "You are up to date", and in fact, Lion SUS doesn't had -for example- Safari 6:

    Screen Shot 2012-09-02 at 17.00.44.png

    Can you help me please?

     

    -Mic

  • Mark23 Level 3 Level 3 (975 points)
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    Sep 2, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to Michelinus)

    Here is an Apple KB that explains that there is an Apple Software Update server certificate expiration issue.

     

    "Mac OS X Server administrators who are managing their own Software Update servers should remove all updates signed with the expired certificates and redownload the updates from Apple"

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5198

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