Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 2:00 PM (in response to Kappy)
Whew, that has put me in my place.
In order to install, I must Restart. When I do so, I always receive this error-message:
'INSECURE STARTUP ITEM DISABLED "/Libarary/StartupItems/IntegoCom" has not been started, because it does not have the proper security settings.'
When I Restarted after downloading the last-but-one update, I also received a message saying that the update could not be installed.
Bear with me while I check precisely which items were included in the update.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to paieyeagain)
That error is for Intego software. It refers to the installation of a startup item that is incompatible. Uninstall the Intego software. Based on this information you are not installing OS X updates, correct?
Look for the Intego item in the /Library/StartupItems/ or /Home/Library/StartupItems/ folder. Drag it and any other related files to the Trash. Restart the computer. This should fix the problem.
I still need for you to provide what version of OS X you are using. Problems installing third-party software should be addressed to its developer.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to Kappy)
I am using OSX 10.8.2. I have regularly updated the software until the last month or so, solely as I was at the relevant time reluctant to Restart.
I am having difficulty in finding which were the updates that I downloaded, as I cannot see them in my Downloads folder.
I shall follow your advice about Intego, and report back, though I cannot think to what software it refers.
Thank you !
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to paieyeagain)
Intego sells anti-malware and backup software for the Mac. The error generally means that the startup item is pre-Snow Leopard because Snow Leopard pretty much deprecated the use of startup items. It may be leftover from back then or you may have attempted to install or update some old Intego software you once used.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 3:03 PM (in response to Kappy)
Yes -- I cannot think how else I could have attempted the update. My recollection is that there were updates for Java, iTunes, HP Printer and possibly Safari. I thought that it was possible to find a record of installed updates, but that is eluding me at present.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to paieyeagain)
Just open Software Update again. I assume you are getting the updates through App Store? If you did then they are self-installing after downloading. I assume this is what you did if you are using Mountain Lion. Any that require restarting first will install automatically when you restart the computer.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to Kappy)
When I open SU, it shows the following updates: MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.7, Safari 6.0.2 and Canon Printer Software Update 2.11.
All of these are subsequent to the ones that I downloaded, but then could not install.
Do I simply download them anyway ?
I am truly grateful to you for the trouble that you are taking to help me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to paieyeagain)
I'm a bit lost here. If you are running Mountain Lion then all software updates now go through the App Store. Software Update was used prior to this, but no longer. So I'm puzzled what you are doing exactly.
In any event you may also find standalone updaters posted at support.apple.com/downloads/.
If all that you see in the App Store for updates are the ones you listed, then that would be all that there are available. As I said, if they come through the App Store then they download and install automatically.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 3:51 PM (in response to Kappy)
I carried out the update, and Restarted, only to be greeted with this message: 'Some of the selected updates couldn't be installed. An unexpected error occurred.'
That, as I now remember, is the message that I saw when I attempted the previous update.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to paieyeagain)
Repair the Hard Drive and Permissions - Lion/Mountain Lion
Boot to the Recovery HD:
Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the COMMAND and R keys until the menu screen appears. Alternatively, restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager screen appears. Select the Recovery HD and click on the downward pointing arrow button.
When the recovery menu appears select Disk Utility. After DU loads select your hard drive entry (mfgr.'s ID and drive size) from the the left side list. In the DU status area you will see an entry for the S.M.A.R.T. status of the hard drive. If it does not say "Verified" then the hard drive is failing or failed. (SMART status is not reported on external Firewire or USB drives.) If the drive is "Verified" then select your OS X volume from the list on the left (sub-entry below the drive entry,) click on the First Aid tab, then click on the Repair Disk button. If DU reports any errors that have been fixed, then re-run Repair Disk until no errors are reported. If no errors are reported then click on the Repair Permissions button. When the process is completed, then quit DU and return to the main menu. Select Restart from the Apple menu.
Now try your updates again to see if the problem is fixed. Now, this same error can pop up in App Store if you are trying to install updates for software that was purchased under a different Apple ID than the one you are logged in with.