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HT5501: About the security content of OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2, OS X Lion v10.7.5 and Security Update 2012-004

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HT5501 mail 4.5 not upgrading to mail 4.6

3475 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2013 3:37 AM by macX2.lover RSS
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Sep 21, 2012 3:47 AM

anybody else had this issue? 4.5 with the upgrade/update released 19th September is no longer working…

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Sep 21, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to macX2.lover)

    Apparently, a hosed update. DL and reinstall: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1586

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • Gidehault Calculating status...
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    Sep 23, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to baltwo)

    Unfortunately, no reinstall solve my problem : I tried to erase Mail.app, to reinstall 10.6.8 Combo, then to reinstall security patch, then to repair authorizations and so on, but it still fails : Mail now runs, but didn't display any mail.

     

    I try also to move Library/mail folder, hoping that Mail.app re-initialiaze : it fails too.

     

    I can't turn back to Mail 4.5 anymore, Mail 4.6 didn't launch : what can I do ?

     

    Thanks in advance

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Gidehault)

    I can't turn back to Mail 4.5 anymore, Mail 4.6 didn't launch : what can I do ?

    Start anew, installing SL from the install disc, migrate from the current hosed system, and see if Mail (version ?) works. If so, then clone the installation and apply the 10.6.8 update. Check that Mail still works, clone it, and then try the security update.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,900 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 11:48 AM (in response to macX2.lover)

    This happened because if Mail.app was moved from /Applications or placed in a sub-folder there, the update (Security Update 2012-004) couldn't find it and fails for writing new files to Mail. This update updates Mail 4.5 to 4.6, consequently the message that 4.5 is incompatible, since it's looking at the now "old" 4.5 version. See the thread linked below for a fix and some other possible workarounds.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4311280?tstart=0

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Sep 23, 2012 11:15 PM (in response to macX2.lover)

    macX2.lover wrote:

    …unsure as to what a "hosed" is…

    Sorry. It's difficult to remember that not all people are versed in American lingo. Answer's here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hosed.

     

    It always helps if posters would show where they're located and what products they're using in their profiles.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 11:39 PM (in response to macX2.lover)

    Hard to tell, since nobody knows where you're coming from or residing. Sorry you wish to keep it a secret.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,230 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 2:13 PM (in response to macX2.lover)

    Thanks for the follow-up info, mate. Enjoy your summer, down under. Now, if you'd include the machine and OS info, we'd be on the same page.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2

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