[OS X TeX] OT: 10.5.7 issues?

Richard riseguin at earthlink.net
Tue May 19 18:52:46 EDT 2009

-----Original Message-----
>From: Juergen Fenn <juergen.fenn at GMX.DE>
>Sent: May 19, 2009 5:47 PM
>To: TeX on Mac OS X Mailing List <macosx-tex at email.esm.psu.edu>
>Subject: [OS X TeX] OT: 10.5.7 issues?
>Searching the web for 10.5.7 issues makes me wonder whether I should
>upgrade at all. Apple discussions are full of reports and queries by
>disappointed users trying to get their system running as before again.
>Seems much worse than ever before since I switched to the Mac.
>Particularly, users complain about an issue with X11 forcing them to
>upgrade to the latest xquartz from sourceforge.

I attempted to install 10.5.7 on my MacBook Pro (Santa Rosa) over the weekend, and the installer quit with an error message complaining about bad "install media". A reset led immediately to a kernel panic. The hard drive was not repairable with Disk Utility, I could not re-install Leopard, safe-boot also led to an immediate kernel panic, and even the hardware test run from the Leopard install disk resulted in an immediate kernel panic. Fortunately, it's still covered by Apple Care, and it's on it's way to the repair facility. They think the hard drive may have been marginal before the install, and may need to be replaced. Fortunately, I also backed up all my user data before doing the update.

Someone else on their MacBook Pro forum was complaining about a similar outcome.

Good luck!

Richard Séguin

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