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Get Safe Downloads List last update time and current version
Authored by: hdms on Jun 03, '11 05:23:50PM

Thanks for this hint - this was an interesting exercise running these scripts.

I'd installed the Apple Security update when it came out 1st June, and noted it reset some of my Safari prefs. I have Open Safe Files off by default - it was turned back on after the security update. I turned it back OFF again. iMac has been rebooted several times since then. Safari is my main browser.

I ran the first script, which informed me the modification date was 1st June. I ran the second script, which told me the version number was 1.

I then unchecked/checked the updates box in Security prefs to force an update, as was mentioned in the article, and re-ran the scripts - the mod date was then 3 June (it's 4 June here), but the version number was now 4.

If I hadn't forced the update, I'd still be at version 1 of the updates, 1st June. The question is - why is it not auto-updating like it's supposed to? Is it because I have 'Open Safe Files' off that it doesn't download the update when I use the iMac / Safari? Or is the update mechanism independent of Safari?

Also, is this security update only Safari-oriented, and not machine global in its application? Does it function if you use other browsers like Firefox?



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Get Safe Downloads List last update time and current version
Authored by: whustedt on Jun 06, '11 10:58:17PM

Same problem here. (That's why I wrote the script).
I guess you're not logged in as an admin all the time? Updates seem to be prevented by this.

I already filled a bugreport. But you should do that as well, so they might notice this is a real issue.
-> bugreport.apple.com/



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