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TOPIC: Best practice to install an OSX Combo update ?

Best practice to install an OSX Combo update ? 04 Dec 2008 13:26 #107

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Hi,

I'm wondering what's the best method to install, say, OSX 10.5.5 Combo update :

1) import the .mpkg file into FileWave ?
2) use FilesetXMagic after the combo has been installed and create a fileset based on the differential ?

I would like to use only one combo fileset for all my computers : iMac, MacMini and MacBook Pro.

Thanks.

Best practice to install an OSX Combo update ? 04 Dec 2008 18:35 #592

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With regard to incremental OS upgrade patches and other System Updates (Security patches, Safari updates, etc) we recommend using the pkg installer approach.



There are two main reasons:



1. Apple sometimes includes scripts in these updates; the exact effect of these scripts may not be captured by Fileset Magic.



2. You would never want an OS Update to be 'Self-Healing' or roll it back, as this might cause problems for the OS.

Best practice to install an OSX Combo update ? 08 Apr 2010 14:15 #760

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Here is what I did this morning. Hope it helps.
  • Downloaded 10.6.3 Combo updater. Mounted updater.
  • FW Admin: New fileset, MSI/PKG option, opened MacOSXUpdCombo10.6.3.pkg
  • FW Admin did its thing. The progress bar filled instantly (annoying), but it wasn't done. Show patience and wait for it to finish.
  • FW Admin: Associated the combo fileset with my test computer and updated the model.
    FW Admin: Went to Client monitor and forced a verify.
    Test computer: Got message to save work from the Filewave Installer Controller. I clicked Quit All, then clicked Start Installation.
    It finished, rebooted and it appears to work.
John Robertson | Technology Coordinator
Ravenna Public Schools | 12322 Stafford Street | Ravenna, MI 49451

Best practice to install an OSX Combo update ? 16 Apr 2010 18:40 #765

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So how are people handling the 10.6.3 Updater 1.1?


Based on what I've read throughout the forums, especially [url=http://http://www.filewave.org/node/70]this post[/url], I think I should remove the original 10.6.3 updater package and replace it with the v1.1 updater. Is this how you would go about it.?
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That is correct. There is no need to install both pkgs and removing the old pkg will not uninstall it from existing clients.

John,That solution is the 16 Apr 2010 22:02 #767

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John,


That solution is the best. Since pkg installers, when removed, don't actually delete files from the system, you're always safe in deleting a pkg fileset (not true for non-pkg filesets). I would suggest deleting the 10.6.3 updater and then importing the 10.6.3 updater and deploying that to your systems.

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jean-philippe.sakael wrote: Hi,

I'm wondering what's the best method to install, say, OSX 10.5.5 Combo update :

1) import the .mpkg file into FileWave ?
2) use FilesetXMagic after the combo has been installed and create a fileset based on the differential ?

I would like to use only one combo fileset for all my computers : iMac, MacMini and MacBook Pro.

Thanks.


The way I have them setup is by uploading the .pkg into FileWave and then I assign them to Kiosk,


I configure the Kiosk items,


and edit the requirements,
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