software update mess

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Joshua Whalen, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. My hard rive was about to fail (phantom files in the trash, etc...), so
    I backed everything up and did a reformat and reinstall. Restored
    everything to a folder, and have been happily dragging and dropping
    items into the library folder in my home directory to restoer my
    previous setup.

    I got sloppy, and mass-dragged a lot of stuff. It was late, what can I
    tell you? I take more time with clients, but I can be pretty swift with
    myself. \

    Now, Software update thinks my entire system is up-to-date. Of course,
    it isn't. Somewhere in $Library is a file or two I need to delete to
    make it realize I am NOT up to date. Anyone know which files? You'll
    save me a lot fo work. Already grabbed ""
    and "cache.db", what else might there be, pray someone smarter than
    please tell?


    Joshua Whalen, Nov 21, 2010
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    Wes Groleau Guest

    Look at the contents of


    and you might want to search for other Receipts. For example, my system
    also has


    "Receipt" in the sense of "a record of something I have received."

    Wes Groleau

    "Would the prodigal have gone home if
    the elder brother was running the farm?"
    — James Jordan
    Wes Groleau, Nov 21, 2010
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  3. Is the "Receipts" system even still in operation?

    I update my software whenever it's deemed, and yet I haven't had a
    Receipt added or modified since December, 2009. The only recently
    updated item in the folder is "InstallHistory.plist."
    Ronnie Bateman, Nov 22, 2010
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    Tom Stiller Guest

    More recent ill of materials (bom) files can be found in
    Tom Stiller, Nov 22, 2010
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