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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.6

updated 04:20 pm EDT, Mon April 3, 2006

Mac OS X 10.4.6 released

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.4.6, a software update recommended for all users that includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for (1) login and authentication in a variety of network environments; (2) file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing; (3) network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files; (4) connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec; (5) using Bluetooth wireless devices; (6) searching iWork '06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight; (7) saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory; (8) creating Automator workflows for iPhoto 6; (9) synchronizing contacts and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones; (10) mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes; (11) compatibility with third party applications and devices; and (12) previous standalone security updates. More detail is available on the Web from Apple's documentation. Mac OS X 10.4.6 update for Client versions are available both for Intel- (163MB) and PPC- (65MB)based Macs as well as as well as Mac OS X 10.4.6 Server (PPC-only, 92MB) and a combo update updates (Intel--191MB; PPC--140MB; Server--182MB).

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  1. marksealey




    Repairs perm.s, booted in SAFE Mode with all externals unmounted and installed. It's about 43 MB.

    No probs so far - except to note that I got the gray screen twice during the subsequent (slower, as usual, after an update) restart: instead of going straight to the first blue screen, it restarted at the gray again.

    But OK so far... everything works as expected :-)

  1. Aaron

    Joined: Dec 1969



    The release notes state that a double-reboot is an intentional part of this update.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: rtm

    Hey, its not a manual, its a read me. So its more of a rtrm! And who reads that c*** anyway.

  1. Ilgaz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    It should be alerted

    There are mechanisms to "notify user" better about double reboot.

    Not just OS X, no Windows user etc are used to it too. Don't forget "non techie" ones :)

    Generally a "reboot" after a "Reboot" after system update=disaster :)

  1. menkor

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Works awful with Safari

    Just updated to 10.4.6 -- Safari is EXCEPTIONALLY slow, while Firefox works fine! Omniweb is slow, too. This is on, and several other sites. Any suggestions? Safari is not usable anymore!



  1. ottawadave

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Update on Intel iMac Fine

    Seems to be working fine.

    Repair permissions afterwards shows not permissions to repair. I can't ever remember it not finding something to repair.

    Oh, yes. Performance seems snappy.

  1. TailsToo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Oh man, I wanted to be the first to report snappy!

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: repair permissions

    When you say nothing to repair, do you mean they also FINALLY fixed the stupidity of telling you over and over again that they're using 'special permissions' on like every freaking file on the system? I mean, could they possibly have done that? How will the user be nothing but confused if they take that away?

  1. drift

    Joined: Dec 1969



    There is absolutely no need to repair your permissions, see eg

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: permissions

    Gee, that's funny. Because if you have an app that doesn't have execute privilege on it, how's it going to run?

    And to say its pointless is wrong, also, since there have been cases (like Quark!) where installers have completely hosed up the permissions on your volume, and, thus, leaving parts of your system vulnerable to attack/trojan installation.

    And it doesn't matter what anyone says. There's going to be people who run it regardless, just like those who'll manually pre-bind, or run disk defragmenters, or any of the other stuff people do because its what people do.

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