Software Update download problems

Discussion in 'Apple' started by samcfadden, May 20, 2004.

  1. samcfadden

    samcfadden Guest


    I am using a 1.3ghz powerbook 15" with 1 gb ram and OS 10.3.3. I am
    connected with a broadband connection which runs through ethernet LAN
    and DEFINATELY is connected as I can access the internet at the
    correct speeds.

    My problem is this - whenever my Software Update attempts to get new
    updates it times out. Next to each of the updates a red exclamation
    mark appears and it says "A networking error has occured: timed out
    (-1001) Make sure you can connect to the internet, then try again"

    I am connected to the internet. I've tried fiddling with the network
    settings but they are okay. Any tips or advice on how to conquer this?
    I wanna update my garageband! ;-) amongst other things. many thanks

    Sam brick
    samcfadden, May 20, 2004
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  2. Can't help. All I can say is that lots of people in the UK seem to be
    having the same problem.

    Software Update caches whatever you've already downloaded, so you can
    Hugh Chaloner, May 20, 2004
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  3. samcfadden

    Király Guest

    I have had similar problems with Software Update on various occasions.
    Whatever I tried to download and install either gave me a similar
    message, or Software Update would just quit.

    I got around it by running it from the command line.

    Open Terminal and type:

    sudo softwareupdate -l
    (enter your password)

    you'll get a list of all the available updates. Then type:

    sudo softwareupdate -i <desired-update-name>

    kick back, grab a coffee and doughnut and let it do its thing. :)
    Király, May 21, 2004
  4. samcfadden

    samcfadden Guest

    Great :)

    Thanks for your help! I'll give it a try.

    Sam Brick
    samcfadden, May 22, 2004
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