4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 7:20 AM by Kentuckykid69
Kentuckykid69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi  BDAqua & Japamac

 

Does anyone know where these are Installed on the G5 PPC HD.

 

Can these installed   "Packages"   be   "Back-up"    on a DVD - so in future they can be manually installed ? or should they only be downloaded?

 

Reason behind the thinking is that in months/years to come they might not be available ?

 

 

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Thanks once again


PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), G5 PPC 2006
  • 1. Re: G5 PPC 2006 "Installed Updates" from Apple
    japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)

    I download the stand alone files for those updates and programs that I want to archive.

    The .dmg files can then be archived to HDD or optical disc.

     

    OS X Combo Updates are good for multiple updates at once and include many updates such as Safari, AirPort, Java, etc.

    Still, if you have space, keeping each desired apps updater .dmg isn't a bad idea.

     

    I have a drive and a few DVDs with updates for OS and app versions from OS 9 through 10.7.5.... I have pulled installs from those files more than once.

  • 2. Re: G5 PPC 2006 "Installed Updates" from Apple
    Kentuckykid69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Japamc

     

    Thanks for the reply

     

     

    japamac wrote:

     

    I download the stand alone files for those updates and programs that I want to archive.

    The .dmg files can then be archived to HDD or optical disc.

     

     

    But where are the "Stand alone files" - are they in a folder in HD ?

     

    or Do you download each file and from where ?

     

    I have a folder which I keep a lot of " .dmg " files in -= but want  to ensure I ve got the lot backed up on DVD.

     

    I hoping theres a suitecase with all the OS install updates located somewhere on HD

     

    Cheers

  • 3. Re: G5 PPC 2006 "Installed Updates" from Apple
    japamac Level 7 Level 7 (24,390 points)

    I download each from Apple/Support/Downloads. Sometimes a Google search is faster than using the Apple search, but either will find the files.

     

    As far as Software update files, it's not necessarily as straight forward as one would think. I think the same goes for finding the actual installer (I don't believe that it's left locally).

     

    Slightly OT, but you might find this interesting:

    http://alblue.bandlem.com/2011/03/configuring-softwareupdate-site-for-osx.html

     

    I think downloading your own .dmg is the most reliable way to get an installer that will work every time.

  • 4. Re: G5 PPC 2006 "Installed Updates" from Apple
    Kentuckykid69 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey

     

    I had a feeling you would know the answer - 5 Stars yet again

     

    Thanks Japamac

     

    Cheers