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Default 06-14-2011, 01:12 PM

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According to AppleInsider the major 10.6.8 purpose is to "Enhance the AppStore to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion". All the other changes are minor. No need to run 10.6.8 on mini then.
Only reason I would want 10.6.8 is if future security updates require it.. I guess we won't know till we know...


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Default 06-25-2011, 08:01 PM

Server Admin tools is updated in 10.6.8
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Default 06-25-2011, 08:10 PM

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Server Admin tools is updated in 10.6.8
Did you install on your Dell Mini?


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Default 06-26-2011, 04:27 PM

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According to AppleInsider the major 10.6.8 purpose is to "Enhance the AppStore to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion". All the other changes are minor. No need to run 10.6.8 on mini then.
Would that this were true. In 10.6.8 Apple has (once again) bundled vital security patches together with unneeded changes in functionality and compatibility. Check out the list at this link: About the security content of Mac OS X v10.6.8 and Security Update 2011-004

Any security fix in that list that has 10.6.7 in the "available for" heading is included in the 10.6.8 update and, as far as I can tell, not available elsewhere. There is a standalone "Security Update 2011-004" available that addresses a lot of the same issues, but it is only for 10.5.8.

Mac malware is starting to get some real momentum this year, so it's high time to start taking these security updates seriously. The good news is there are no Safari vulnerabilities listed (web browser is by far the most common attack vector), and no privilege escalation vulnerabilities (malware will only be able to run with local user rights, not system rights.) The bad news is the many arbitrary code execution bugs, one in the PDF library, one in the font system, two in the core image display libraries, and several in QuickTime. Some of these can probably be automatically exploited from within Safari, so a malicious webpage (or even a malicious image -- ad banner, avatar, etc -- from a trusted webpage) could get full access to read/modify/delete your files. Icing on the cake: due to a bug in the App Store, those files might include your Apple ID and password.

As of today, it's probably safer to roll back your Minis to 10.5.8 in order to be protected. Crazy but true.


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Default 06-26-2011, 04:32 PM

Just one question about 10.5.8, does it has full support for Atom processors unlike 10.6.3 or higher? Asking this because the patched kernel is PITA some times, thank you anyway


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Default 06-27-2011, 01:29 AM

i was able to update my Dell Latitude 2100 to 10.6.8 with no issues. I have in the plist as a Dell Mini 10v(1011). so far all seems to be ok, wireless, sound, 1366x768..

i am using netbook installer 0.8.3RC4 Customized for the Latitude2100
uname -a
Darwin dl2100mac 10.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
about mac also shows 10.6. 8
and i used the 10.6.8combo updater 1.09G

i am going to pull out the 10v and see if will work the same. So 10.6.8 is doable..

so far one more successful update on the dell mini..
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Default 06-27-2011, 01:54 PM

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i was able to update my Dell Latitude 2100 to 10.6.8 with no issues. I have in the plist as a Dell Mini 10v(1011). so far all seems to be ok, wireless, sound, 1366x768..

i am using netbook installer 0.8.3RC4 Customized for the Latitude2100
uname -a
Darwin dl2100mac 10.8.0 Darwin Kernel Version 10.8.0: Tue Jun 7 16:33:36 PDT 2011; root:xnu-1504.15.3~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
about mac also shows 10.6. 8
and i used the 10.6.8combo updater 1.09G

i am going to pull out the 10v and see if will work the same. So 10.6.8 is doable..

so far one more successful update on the dell mini..
Can you please explain the process you went through? ie;

1. Ran NBI 0.8.3RC4
2. Did the update through the O/S
3. Ran NBI 0.3.4RC4 again...

I just want to be sure that we go through the same process to get the desired result. I would love to try and get my Mini 10v on 10.6.8.

Thank you!
Brian
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Default 06-27-2011, 05:12 PM

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Would that this were true. In 10.6.8 Apple has (once again) bundled vital security patches together with unneeded changes in functionality and compatibility. Check out the list at this link: About the security content of Mac OS X v10.6.8 and Security Update 2011-004

Any security fix in that list that has 10.6.7 in the "available for" heading is included in the 10.6.8 update and, as far as I can tell, not available elsewhere. There is a standalone "Security Update 2011-004" available that addresses a lot of the same issues, but it is only for 10.5.8.

Mac malware is starting to get some real momentum this year, so it's high time to start taking these security updates seriously. The good news is there are no Safari vulnerabilities listed (web browser is by far the most common attack vector), and no privilege escalation vulnerabilities (malware will only be able to run with local user rights, not system rights.) The bad news is the many arbitrary code execution bugs, one in the PDF library, one in the font system, two in the core image display libraries, and several in QuickTime. Some of these can probably be automatically exploited from within Safari, so a malicious webpage (or even a malicious image -- ad banner, avatar, etc -- from a trusted webpage) could get full access to read/modify/delete your files. Icing on the cake: due to a bug in the App Store, those files might include your Apple ID and password.

As of today, it's probably safer to roll back your Minis to 10.5.8 in order to be protected. Crazy but true.
Why don't you just extract 10.6.8 update package, and then picking up all files related to the security update, pasting those files to the correct place on the current installed OS X (10.6.7), after that, don't forget to repairing disk permission.
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Default 06-27-2011, 05:25 PM

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Can you please explain the process you went through? ie;

1. Ran NBI 0.8.3RC4
2. Did the update through the O/S
3. Ran NBI 0.3.4RC4 again...

I just want to be sure that we go through the same process to get the desired result. I would love to try and get my Mini 10v on 10.6.8.

Thank you!
Brian
Agreed. I tried the regular 10.6.8 update and my 10v got stuck in a continuous reboot loop and had to archive and install back to 10.6.0 and reapply the 10.6.7 combo update to resolve. If there's any way to get 10.6.8 on my trusty Hackintosh I'd like to know how.


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Default 06-27-2011, 05:36 PM

update, all is still working except one thing, the app store app starts up and then it gives the ignore or retry. Other than that no issues.

As for the install steps. From an old meklort post i have been doing this since 10.6.3 on the 2100. This is not for the beginner and i am not held responsible if it does not work. see below about good backup first..

1) Terminal window, all as root sudo su - (root)
2) cd /System/Library/Extensions; tar -cvf /Users/youruserid/aplhda.tar AppleHDA.kext
3) ls | wc -l and see how many extensions you have i have 184
4)load the 10.6.8 combo but do NOT press restart after done
5) as root like above in step 2, ls | wc -l and it will be like 232 or higher dependin if you have lots of third part loaded, little snitch,etc..
6) rm -rf ATI* NVDA* GeF* hp_* AppleGMAX* (dont need any of these for dell minis)
you need to get the file count some where in low 180s
7) mv AppleHDA.kext to /Users/yourid/ (this is for audio)
8) tar -xvf /Users/yourid/aplhda.tar (in /System/Library/Extensions)
9) from finder shift alt G to to go to Folder /Extra
10) then run the UpdateExtra wait unit it gets done
11) then press restart from the 10.6.8 update window
12) wait until reboots, the first time i boot with -v to see how it looks at startup

I am going to try to see what is up with the app store app, really not to important to me i dont use.
When i check for updates it says i have no further updates. so that is a good sign.
Lastly,most importantly, i use clonezilla (free) to make a partition backup (first). I have had 100% success recover back with clonezilla(tri boot setup, mac,windows 7,mint 10). I know the 2100 is not a 10v but i have a 10v but i could not get past the 1024x600 screen so i went to the 2100 with 1366x768 and it has been great since.
Please post back if this works or if doesnt. Hope this helps someone
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