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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update Install
In Leopard, Software Update gave you the choice of either downloading or installing an update. Under Snow Leopard, though, the download option is gone; it's install or nothing.

[robg adds: There's a new Update » Go to Apple Download Page menu item in Software Update; every update should be available there for download. While this change simplifies the Software Update app, it does add a step for those who prefer to download updates (for updating multiple Macs, for instance).]
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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: foilpan on Sep 30, '09 07:42:40AM
the softwareupdate command line tool still uses the -d option to download.

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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: larkost on Sep 30, '09 08:39:00AM
If you are trying to update multiple macs then you should go to http://apple.com/support/downloads and get the files from there. The ones you get from SoftwareUpdate can be tailored for the specific computer you are on and thus be missing things needed on other computers. The downloads can't make those determinations, and so are packed with everything needed for every computer. This is especially true of "dot updates" when it is best to download the "combo" (the largest) version.

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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: Eric3 on Sep 30, '09 09:59:56AM

The "Install and Keep Package" command never worked in Leopard anyway.

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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: Rzbot on Sep 30, '09 10:44:41AM

Although most of the updates are at the downloads site, when I followed the link to find Final Cut Express 4.01 update file it was no where to be found.



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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: blumenberg on Sep 30, '09 04:09:39PM
There is a way: while downloading go to /private/var/folders/ -- eg. via Finder Menu "Go > Go to Folder ⇧-⌘-G" -- and look for an increasing folder. After the Software Update says it's ready you can copy the "*.pkg". Volia.

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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: whytoi on Oct 11, '09 03:18:52PM

/private/var/folders suggestion didn't work. No new folder or files showed up after my update of Epson printer drivers under 10.6.1.



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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: vishalarekar on Nov 26, '09 08:21:08AM

use "softwareupdate -dav" command to download only.

Used above command to download it. The downloaded file you can find in /Library/updates/*

And you can install same by "softwareupdate -iav"

Just copy same folder in another location before using installation command.

Edited on Nov 26, '09 08:48:55AM by vishalarekar



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10.6: No way to save updates from Software Update
Authored by: bill5ter on May 31, '10 07:43:57AM

this does actually work with a little more work:-

1 - run "softwareupdate --list" and you will end up with something like -

Software Update Tool
Copyright 2002-2009 Apple

Software Update found the following new or updated software:
* GBExtraContent-1.0
GarageBand Instruments and Apple Loops (1.0), 1170290K [recommended]

2 - extract the filename from the above details and run "softwareupdate --download GBExtraContent-1.0". I am downloading the additional garageband loops and I wish to store it locally as every time i re-build my laptop I have to download this again..just saves me a bit of time.

3 - Open activity monitor

4 - Double click on the Process Name "softwareupdate"

5 - Click on "Open Files and ports"

6 - Look for the filename that start with "/private/var/". This will be the name and location of the file you are downloading.

7 - open the location in the finder by selecting the "go to folder option" in your finder SHIFT-COMMAND-G and copy the file when its finished downloading.

Regards,

bill5ter



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