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I know this sounds weird, but why is my computer still working?

Asked by bluemukaki (4332points) June 17th, 2008

I just installed Mac OS X 10.5.3, it finished the install but then a message popped up saying that the install didn’t work because of conflicts in ”/”. So I let it restart and log-in and now Im on 10.5.3, even though it said it failed to install. First off, WTF? and Secondly, is there something I should do to check that my computer didn’t just do something dumb with the install?

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jrpowell's avatar

Verify the disk with Disk Utility. Repair Permissions too. If those are Ok you are probably cool.

yannick's avatar

Hey maan, that’s exactly what I was telling you about when I did it on my iBook. Did the same thing, but it’s still running and I updated quite a while ago. I wouldn’t worry too much as long as the results of jp’s suggestion are alright.

If you’re still curious, you could check the install log and the software update log (via… System Profiler, I think?) and see what that tells you.

jamzzy's avatar

lol no leave it alone. if it aint broken dont fix it.

playthebanjo's avatar

it is still working because it’s not a pc.

chromaBYTE's avatar

It’s a bit of a staple answer, but did you have any 3rd Party modifications to your Mac install before installing the update?

“You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you’ve modified the operating system through other means. (This does not apply to normal application software installation.)”
Source: About the Mac OS X 10.5.3 Update

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