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Mac OS X 10.6.5 Server update disappears

updated 12:35 pm EST, Mon November 15, 2010

Serious technical problems likely responsible

The Server version of the Mac OS X 10.6.5 update is now missing from Apple's download options, AppleInsider notes. The update is reportedly being plagued by a number of technical problems, which could be enough to warrant retooling. In one case, the update is said to have broken DNS and LDAP functions; in others, the code is accused of causing random drops in client and external storage connections.

The patch may also be responsible for some e-mail troubles, namely misdirected messages. Some people have complained that when it was available, the Combo version of the update would not even download properly. Apple support staff have confirmed that v10.6.5 Server is no longer available, but have not so far offered an explanation.

by MacNN Staff



  1. cmdahler

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Testing? Hello?

    I don't get this sort of thing. This is supposed to be a top-tier, enterprise-class OS. Apple has a reputation to maintain here. I mean, do they just not even bother to test these updates internally? Some sort of obscure issue that only affects an oddball setup I could understand, but these issues sound like pretty mainstream stuff. Apple might just try the old quality control thing of installing these updates internally and stress-testing them a day or two before making it available to the public... I dunno, maybe that didn't occur to them.

  1. what-a-day

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Broke on arrival once again

    What was the last product, or software released that did not need to be fixed in the first couple of weeks?

  1. surferboy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This update broke my LDAP and had me scrambling to figure it out. Fortunately, I found a thread about it on Apple's support site and someone figured out how to fix some conflict with SSL.

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