How to get prompt security data updates, RSRs, macOS updates, App Store updates, and those for third-party apps distributed independently.
Three phases of updating, download, preparation and installation, are now fully integrated. They also involve updating Cryptexes, as revealed in the log.
How Ventura 13.0.1 played hard to get for some, and ongoing problems successfully installing security data updates make for the fortnightly nightmare.
How to use SilentKnight to download and install two security data updates without updating macOS. Explains its settings in full, and how the app works.
New version for Catalina and later lets you remove the Install All Updates button to prevent error, and works around bugs in Content Caching servers.
Not everyone who upgraded to Ventura last week did so intentionally. Here’s why, and how SilentKnight had a part to play, which will be fixed shortly.
macOS updates currently install to both System and Data volumes, although Apple claims the Data volume is unmounted during updating. Can an update cause problems with your Data volume, then?
Keeping your Mac up to date is essential if it’s to benefit from latest security fixes and protection against malware. How to deal with problems.
Over the last three months, of the nine security updates to XProtect pushed by Apple, only one has been delivered and installed correctly through my Monterey Content Caching server
Have your Macs all installed last week’s security data updates to XProtect? If they get them through your Content Caching server, they might not have.