Nov 4th, 2003, 10:06 PM
I now notice with Panther that Software Update wants to download and install the iMac 15" FP G4 Firmware update for Superdrive.
The problem is, it's already installed. I checked the update log and it even shows that it's been installed.
I try to launch the Firmware updater and it says it's already updated.
So how do I get Software update to stop offering it? It's a minor inconvenience, but I'd rather not see it at all given the circumstances.
Any help would be great! TIA.
Nov 4th, 2003, 10:13 PM
Download it anyway and see what happens. Replacing the firmware (if possible) probably won't cause any weird misbehavior.
Nov 4th, 2003, 10:44 PM
I did... twice, and in either case it says it's already installed You can't go beyond that point. The only option is to quit the updater.
EDIT: Looks like a couple of other people have had the same problem.
[ November 04, 2003, 11:00 PM: Message edited by: mannyp ]
Nov 4th, 2003, 11:05 PM
So, it looks like the best thing to do is use the "Ignore Update" menu option.
I had no idea it existed. Wierd. Anyway, problem solved... sort of.
Nov 5th, 2003, 02:08 AM
Sounds like the recipt is gone, corrupted or otherwise wacko.
You find recipts at /Library/Recipts
... where every application that's been installed has a package file. If the package is there, it won't ask you to install again.
Removing the package is a great way to reinstall a program that balks at the installer for some reason, by the way.
Nov 5th, 2003, 06:55 AM
Thanks gordguide, very cool suggestion.
I tried removing the recipt but when I download the update and attempted to reinstall the firmware update, it still says I don't need it... :(
Oh well. At least I can tell Software update to ignore that particular update.
Nov 5th, 2003, 08:39 AM
I have this same annoyance with a QS tower, and not with any of our other superdrive models.
I had been just ignoring it, after the first few installs tongue.gif