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Mac OS - Upgrade from 10.5.7 to 10.5.8

3418 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2009 10:42 AM by David Green4 RSS
sirslabknit Calculating status...
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May 17, 2009 5:23 AM
I have just done this - apparently successfully. For instance Software Updates says there are no more updates available. However, "About this Mac" says I am still on Version 10.5.7?? Anyone else had this?
Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • campboss Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 5:35 AM (in response to sirslabknit)
    10.5.7 is the latest build of OS10.You are as up to date as you can be.
    20"imac core duo,08Macbook,09 white Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Orion7 Calculating status...
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    May 17, 2009 5:36 AM (in response to sirslabknit)
    Hello! 10.5.7 is the newest version available. If you just upgraded, it was from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7, not from .7 to .8.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • Noah Robbin Level 3 Level 3 (700 points)
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    May 17, 2009 5:38 AM (in response to sirslabknit)
    I think you are a bit confused on version numbers. Apple released an upgrade from 10.5.6 to 10.5.7. It should say "Version 10.5.7" under "About this Mac."
    PowerMac G5 and MacPro Dual 2.26 GHz and more, Mac OS X (10.5.6), HP LaserJet 4000TN
  • RodneyW Level 4 Level 4 (3,030 points)
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    May 17, 2009 5:44 AM (in response to sirslabknit)
    The other posters are correct - OS X is only up to 10.5.7. If you select "About This Mac" from the Apple menu, you will see it reported as 10.5.7

    However (just to be confusing!) Finder is up to 10.5.8. If you select "About Finder" from the Finder menu, you will see it reported as 10.5.8.

    Cheers,

    Rodney
    MacBook (2.16 Ghz, 2 GB), Mac OS X (10.5.7), Powerbook G4 12i (867 MHz, 640MB, 10.4.11)
  • Gruene Guy Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    May 17, 2009 6:17 AM (in response to RodneyW)
    Could it be this simple? That the difference between the Finder's OS version and the actual About This MAC's version are causing all these problems. Seems I remember in Tiger that when Apple introduced 10.4.10 that there was a glitch because of the use of double digits, that the programmers had not planned for the last number to contain two (.10) digits. Since both 10.4.0 and 10.4.1 had been used, the system didn't know how to accept the new version.

    It would make perfect since that both of those functions should have the same version, and since they don't, things would be flaky.


    I have yet to upgrade to 10.5.7 because I remember similar problems when 10.5.6 came out. So, my About This MAC shows 10.5.6 and my About Finder shows 10.5.8!

    Sometimes it turns out to be something just as simple as this that is the cause of problems.

    GG
    Mac Pro, 3.0 Quad, 2GB RAM, Dual Super Drives, Mac OS X (10.5.4), PB 15", PB 17", MBP 15", MBP 17"
  • William Lloyd Level 6 Level 6 (19,195 points)
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    May 17, 2009 6:57 AM (in response to Gruene Guy)
    No, this isn't causing any problems. Finder version 10.5.8 is included with Mac OS X version 10.5.7. There is no version mismatch of any sort... version numbers are just "numbers" and this is a coincidence.

    Mail is version 3.6 with OS X 10.5.7... that's not causing the problems either
    8-Core Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • David Green4 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    May 21, 2009 10:42 AM (in response to William Lloyd)
    Interestingly, I am still running OS 10.5.6, and the Finder version is 10.5.8. I notice it is also copyrighted 2007, so I guess the Finder hasn't been updated in a while!
    MacBook Pro 15" 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB, Mac OS X (10.5.6)

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