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10.6 Server: Workaround for recurring CalDAV password dialogs on iOS devices
Authored by: PeterMoller on May 30, '11 06:45:37AM

First: you should never run as admin, period. Admin-work can easily be accomplished with being root in a terminal window (su adminuser; sudo -i). I run as this since 10.5 came out -- in 10.4 it was a serious pain not to be admin.

Second: yes, you can easily run “softwareupdate -i -a” on the command line every now and then. The problem with the users at my department is that most of them don't do that even though they know they should. My script informs them and then they can choose to run “softwareupdate”.

Third: I have to admit I didn't find kapputtendorfs neat little information before I wrote SoftwareUpdateCheck, but having seen it now, I think my script is less “in the way”. Having growlnotify is real neat (and I do that for my users to inform them when the backup has run) but my script is a bit more quiet and also has a feature that I don't think kapputtendorf have: a negative report. That means that with SoftwareUpdateCheck you know that the script that is checking for updates is running and it has, or has not, found any updates.

And lastly: it was fun writing it! :-)

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