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peerst Level 1 Level 1

My Retina Macbook Pro came with 10.8.0 preinstalled, I also have a normal boxed version of iWork '09 brought over from my old computer.

 

When the 10.8.1 Update was out I got the Notification box that there would be a new software to install, with the buttons "Details" and "Reboot".

I was curious so I clicked "Details" which brought me to the "Updates" pane of the Mac App Store App.

 

But here it said there would be no updates.

 

Since then there were no Updates shown there.

 

I was able to accept the preinstalled iLife Apps and also buy new Apps.  So the connection to the Mac App Store seems to work.

 

What doesn't work in addition is upgrading the bought as box iWork '09 apps.

 

Neither the preinstalled Mountain Lion nor iWork appears in the "Purchased" tab.

 

Apple Support told me to boot in Safe Mode (holding shift) but unfortunately Safe Mode hangs and doesn't boot.

 

I tried cleaning up a bit and removed old Startup Items and Lauchd stuff.

 

There was an article on the net that linked a corrupt Spotlight index to a similar failure so I tried and forced Spotlight to rebuild the index -> noch change in the behaviour.

 

How can I debug this situation further?  Is there any way to make Mac App Store output some diagnostic info to find the problem?

 

Is it known how the Mac App Store detects that there is a eligible Mountain Lion on the disk?  Any Ideas?

 

I'm very comfortable at the shell level, solutions using the commandline are welcome.


MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • HACKINT0SH Level 5 Level 5

    Unfortunately I think you've muddled up your stuff by combining the Box with the Mac App Store. How exactly did you bring over your boxed set? Was it after you accepted the iLife apps from the Mac App Store?

  • peerst Level 1 Level 1

    HACKINT0SH wrote:

     

    Unfortunately I think you've muddled up your stuff by combining the Box with the Mac App Store. How exactly did you bring over your boxed set? Was it after you accepted the iLife apps from the Mac App Store?

     

    I did'nt combine the iWork at all.  As I mentioned they are not found by "Updates" either.  However they are regognized by the Store automatically --- if I try to re-buy them they are shown as installed.    But I didn't do anything with iWork so far.

     

    Not being able to automatically update iWork is not a big problem for me since I can update them manually.

     

    Not being able to update Mountain Lion however is a problem.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
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    Applications purchased in a box and Mountain Lion don't appear because Mountain Lion is preinstalled in the computer. Press Command and R keys and you can reinstall 10.8. iWork doesn't appear because you purchased it in a disc, but it can be updated without an issue

  • peerst Level 1 Level 1

    mende1 wrote:

     

    Press Command and R keys and you can reinstall 10.8.

     

    I already did reinstall 10.8 with Internet recovery, this installes 10.8.0

     

    The problem with not being able to update to 10.8.1 remains however.

     

    As I said iWork is not a problem but I need to upgrade to 10.8.1 somehow.  And fix the underlying issue.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
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  • peerst Level 1 Level 1

    mende1 wrote:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1571

     

    What do you mean with this?

     

    Do you recommend the manual update mentioned in http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5418   ?

     

    Will this fix the issue with the App Store?

     

    I can do this once but I don't think its a good solution for longterm.

     

    Problem is once I installed manually I can't anymore check if the problem is fixed.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Install 10.8.1 from it. It's the recommended version if you have got any problem. Open Finder, select Go > Go to Folder, type /Library/Preferences and delete com.apple.softwareupdate.plist. Then, open App Store and check if you can install it

  • peerst Level 1 Level 1

    mende1 wrote:

     

    Install 10.8.1 from it. It's the recommended version if you have got any problem. Open Finder, select Go > Go to Folder, type /Library/Preferences and delete com.apple.softwareupdate.plist. Then, open App Store and check if you can install it

     

    There seems to be an additional problem.  It looks like I can't update because at the same time safe mode boot is not working see: https://discussions.apple.com/message/19417784#19417784

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Press Command and R keys in boot and reinstall OS X

  • peerst Level 1 Level 1

    mende1 wrote:

     

    Press Command and R keys in boot and reinstall OS X

     

    As already mentioned further up: I already did this and it didn't change anything:  Neither safe-mode boot works nor does "Updates" find the 10.8.1 update.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    If you have got a backup, press Command and R keys in boot and restore it

  • peerst Level 1 Level 1

    The backup is from the same broken system.  This is a new rMBP with 10.8.0 preinstalled.  I just hava a CCC backup of the freshly set up system.  But thats broken already.  A backup would only help if I can go back to a working state.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Press Command, Option and R keys in boot. It could install 10.8.0 into the computer

  • peerst Level 1 Level 1

    mende1 wrote:

     

    Press Command, Option and R keys in boot. It could install 10.8.0 into the computer

     

    This key combination is not described here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1533

     

    Its either Cmd-R for recovery system -> did this already and reinstalled 10.8

     

    Or Option for choosing what to boot.

     

    Do you have any reference for Comamnd-Option-R ??

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