Updating from OS X 10.11.0 or 10.11.1 to OS X 10.11.2 using Apple’s OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Update or OS X El Capitan 10.11.2 Combo Update does not result in the /var/db/receipts directory being removed, meaning the existing receipts database remains in place and is not deleted.
When upgrading from an older version of OS X to OS X 10.11.2 while using the OS X 10.11.2 installer, the /var/db/receipts directory is being removed as part of the OS upgrade process.This directory is used by OS X to store a database of receipts for software installed using an installer package, which provides a historical record of what software has been installed on a particular Mac.If you have a receipt package called "Mac OSXUpdate10.3.5Patch.pkg," you installed the patch update.) What this means for users The availability of this new patch update format has a few consequences for users: UPDATE We've received a note from a reader, Stephen Northcott, who found that the "patch" update package will not work on a different model than the one on which it was downloaded: "When I tried to install the Patch update that worked on my Power Book G4 17" on my Power Mac G5 it told me that it was not an allowable update and I have consequently had to download the whole 88MB update for my G5." So apparently "patch" updates are, at least in some cases, machine-specific.UPDATE #2 Several readers have reported that on their systems, Software Update is listing the Combo update (88MB) as the only 10.3.5 Update available.The update and install worked perfect, and I haven´t got any errors. I have tried a different wireless system with same results also with different browsers.
Everything works perfect.""After running the 10.5.7 update... Also locks when not on the internet but with multiple applications open.Since I upgraded to 10.5.7 I can't eject the card no matter whether I use the Finder Menu, using Disk Utility or cmd e. ""Since upgrading to 10.5.7 I cannot open any small movie files taken digital camera and stored in IPhoto. Says it's file a warning message comes up in Quicktime saying; "The movie file can not be opened, a necessary data reference could not be resolved." Possible fix Try dragging the offending movies to the desktop. Dragging the window around the desktop increases the blotches.It happens in multiple applications, and the blotches often will show up on the desktop. 20" i Mac with ATI x1600 radeon chipset, Intel core duo processor.""There are several web sites that recommend increasing the bundle sizes of OSX sparsebundles used for Time Machine backups. Unfortunately, support for this disappeared in 10.5.7, leaving me, at least, without backup capabilities.My only choice seems to be deleting months of backups and starting over, with significantly slower backups, (several hours per backup vs. " "Upgraded to 10.5.7 on my unibody MBP (two months old).10 minutes).""After updating to 10.5.7 my i Mac starts up for itself automatically from sleep mode after aprx. If it goes to sleep mode automatically or I select it from the menu, it´s the same. i Photo Libraries open but the photos will not display. System locks up when multiple windows open wether or not internet is used.The Combo update, on the other hand, could be used to update any minor version of the OS to the latest, meaning the Mac OS X 10.3.4 Combo update could be used to update OS X 10.3.0, 10.3.1, 10.3.2, or 10.3.3 to version 10.3.4.