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Software update failed to check for updates because...

by macmidiguy / March 22, 2010 7:45 AM PDT

I've been working on a FireWired External Drive and Software update installed some SnowLeopard/midi/audio updates on the external drive. I then restarted going into the Mother ship that also has SnowLeopard to bring that up to date.

When i checked for updates using the software update there is message that sezs :

"Failed to check for update. There was a problem communicating with the web proxy server (HTTP)."

I am on line posting this message so it can't be an Internet server problem on the Mother ship ( the main Macintosh hard drive ).

What does that message really mean and how do i fix that?

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Do you get that message everytime
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 22, 2010 10:17 AM PDT

you run software update on the mothership?


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by macmidiguy / March 23, 2010 6:02 AM PDT

When I sign into or startup from the external hard drives and select Apple software update ( upper left hand corner of the apple menu bar ) it will update the external hard drives.

But when I startup from the Macintosh hard drive ( I call this the mother ship ) the Apple software update refuses to work and gives me a message of some kind of network problem.

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Repaired permissions?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 23, 2010 10:49 AM PDT
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You may want to consider an Archive and Install if this continues


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