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Feedback on v1.1 of Security Update 2007-009
Knock on wood so far I've not seen any problems, but here's a few mails on the v1.1 Security Update for Leopard/Tiger apple released Friday. (v1.1 said to fix Safari unexpected quits with some web pages after the original release. Friday's news has some comments on what I saw/did (used download updater, forced prebindings, permissions repairs, etc.) on an AL iMac after the update.)

" Hi Mike, On our G5 running 10.5.1 I used software updater to install the new security update. Upon reboot I get dumped into the OS X setup assistant, and if I fill out the fields, it just restarts the assistant after completion. I tried to go to safari via the apple menu and got the message that my keychain can't be found. Not good...
I had updated to 10.5 using the CCC to external drive, upgrade, diskwarrior, download 10.5.1, etc and had been running 10.5.1 perfectly for weeks as an admin with no permission errors so am surprised that the machine is now totally hosed by the security update. I found one similar post in the apple discussion forums (but no solution).
Just thought you might want to know should others run into troubles. Diskwarrior is starting now - looks like it's going to be another one of those Sundays.
Thanks - Dan "

I didn't see that problem but some readers have in the past. Check out the tip in this previous Apple TS doc (linked in the past here - helped some readers) - found it again on the 10.5 feedback page - "Mac OS X 10.5: Setup Assistant appears after every restart". Tip is to startup with a safe boot (from cold start, after tone hold down shift key until you see the spinning 'gear') At the login screen press restart button. I asked Dan to report back if that helped.

" I didn't have any problems w Security Update 2007-009 v1.0, but Security Update 2007-009 v1.1 broke my spotlight index, so Spotlight didn't find files. I rebuilt the index database and it's all fine again.
-r0ssi9 "

" Well I had high hopes regarding the V1.1 of the security update and my Flash player lockup in Safari. Unfortunately it did not cure it. Though the only page I'm having problems at is I typically browse the forums and open 10 or more tabs at a time and soon after I get the SWD but as long as I remember to block flash animation before I do so everything is fine. I wondering if anyone else is willing to surf that site and see if they have the same issue. It seems to be related to the loading of an Amazon flash ad that's part way down the page on all the forums.
Thank you, Louis
AKA MacBandit "

I went there and opened several pages (on the AL iMac) and didn't see the problem. BTW - while on the subject of Flash, with this 'new' machine I'd forgotten to go set some Flash global privacy/security settings (mentioned in the past here) - I personally don't like any sites storing anything on my machine. (Disabling cookies in Browser has no affect on that.) Here's the Macromedia page that loads an applet where you can set your prefs in several categories.

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PowerMac G5 Coolant Leaks page updated
The page here on PowerMac G5 Coolant Leaks has another update this morning from a reader that has about 40 dual G5's in his group at work that noted 3 leak-related failures so far. He's considering laying a tower on its side (removable cover side) to try and minimize damage if there's a leak. (The page has dozens of previous reports since this summer, including notes on DIY repair, (some) out-of-warranty repairs/Mac Pro replacements, photos of the 2 different LCS systems, etc.)
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Flash video in QT 7.3.1
(from a reader mail.)

" Mike, I was just checking your site for the tasty tidbits that I've come to love and found Apple's mention that "Flash is not supported in QuickTime 7.3.1". (Thursday's listing of apple docs included Final Cut Studio doesn't display or import Flash content after upgrading to QuickTime 7.3.1)

Maybe I'm missing something here, but here's a screen shot of QuickTime 7.3.1 with a Flash video loaded... (he sent 2 screenshots, not included here-Mike)

Then I loaded the same Flash video in Final Cut Pro 5.2.1...
I don't know WHY you would want to load Flash video into Final Cut Pro, but it works on previous versions. :)

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FYI on Chax 2.1 update for Leopard users (iChat addon)
" Chax 2.1 change list
This feature for iChat effectively died with Leopard, but there was a version made for it. The complaint was that the "Auto Download from..." feature was removed. This version replaces that. Might want to tell those who loved that feature. Thanks, Mike. Happy Holidays.
-SCB "
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