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Further 10.5.6 madness: can't even download any of the updaters!

457 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 19, 2008 12:02 AM by Jmar Gambol RSS
Jmar Gambol Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Dec 18, 2008 9:12 PM
I've been reading through the craziness people have to deal with after applying 10.5.6. But I'm one of those people who can't even download it. Every updater comes out truncated. The Software Update download comes out around anywhere from 70 to 200 MB, and then of course you get the whole "Configuring Installation" hang. But what's really annoying is I've tried to download both the Delta and Combo updaters from here and they keep truncating too! The Combo maxed out at 150-200 MB before stopping, the delta about the same. Then they announce to the system that they're complete disk images which of course they are not.

Most frustrating was just now. I thought I'd be cagey and pause/restart the download. I was doing fine, got to 475 MB on the Combo, and then all of a sudden Safari said "Connection timeout" and stopped downloading. (This time it did not think it was a complete .dmg.) I hit resume, and it started from the beginning. 1K ... 10K ... 200K ...

I already wrote Apple a complaint via their hard-to-find email form, but I'm putting this out there for documentation purposes. As far as I know, my ISP doesn't have any caps; downloading other large files, such as iTunes movies, goes fine at good speeds.

I'm installing on a clean, virgin late 2008 MacBook (aluminum) freshly erased-and-installed from its installer DVD. Not a single third-party application on it.
MacBook (aluminum 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.5), not fond of sisyphean tasks


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