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Brilliant!... 10.6 Server update:
Authored by: _Tom on Sep 20, '10 03:21:26PM

Truly a great hack, thanks for that. Thought I would add that I have it up and running on Server 10.5.8, and it's happily serving updates to clients using 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6 (haven't tested older ones).

I wanted to share some troubleshooting I did regarding the message:

<Error>: Unable to download upstream catalog index (was looking for http://swscan.apple.com/content/meta/mirror-config-1.plist

I was getting this after I had the SUS up and running. I'm not entirely sure what causes it but it's not related to the DNS hack (I was careful to configure my services stepwise). There are several posts at discussions.apple.com relating to it with no real solution.

As it happens, in order to get Leopard server to serve Snow Leopard clients, I had to modify mirror-config-1.plist and put it on my local drive anyway. Although I reflected this change in swupd.plist, I couldn't get SUS to load the file from the local path (same error as above -- not sure if it was a permissions problem). Obviously the URL http://mySUS.mydomain.com:8088/content/meta/mirror-config-1.plist doesn't resolve from the server since it's using my ISP's DNS, so my solution was to just chuck mirror-config-1.plist on an external website and update swupd.plist so it looks there. Since doing that I haven't had a problem.

Thought I'd share in case anyone else ran into this.

Once again many thanks for the brilliant tip. I love it. We have many computers, most of which aren't administrated by me, and limited bandwidth, so doing this transparently was exactly what I needed.

Cheers,

Tom



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Brilliant!... 10.6 Server update:
Authored by: _Tom on Sep 23, '11 09:26:04PM
Alright, I now also have 10.5.8 Server sending out updates to Lion clients!

Added:

http://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-leopard-snowleopard.merged-1.sucatalog

to mirror-config-1.plist

Left it for 24 hours to download updates and propagate the catalogs, then redirected

index-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog

to

/usr/share/swupd/html/content/catalogs/others/index-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.apple

Thanks again to the original poster for the great tip!

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