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Apple Computer on Tuesday released Mac OS X 10.4.7, a maintenance and security update to its Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system.

The update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

sharing using AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP file sharing protocols
reliable access to Open Directory, LDAP and Active Directory services
login and authentication in a variety of network environments
file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing
network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files
connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec and NAT
AirPort and Bluetooth wireless connectivity
RAW camera support, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
usability of Dashboard and widgets
searching iWork '06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight
saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory
viewing of QuickTime streaming media behind a firewall
audio playback in QuickTime, iTunes, Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack applications
ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop
determining the space required to burn folders
synchronizing contacts, bookmarks, and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones
mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes
time zone and daylight savings for 2006 and 2007
Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iChat, DVD Player, Keynote, Mail, Preview, Safari, and Stickies
Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
compatibility with third party applications and devices
previous Mac OS X updates and standalone security updates

Download Links

Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Combo Intel (215MB)

Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Intel (131MB)

Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Combo PPC (145MB)

Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 PPC (64MB)

Mac OS X 10.4.7 Server

Also on Tuesday, Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.7 Server, which is recommended for all servers. The update includes fixes for:

AFP server deadlocks and dropped connections
saving Adobe and Quark documents to AFP mounted volumes
resharing NFS mounts with AFP
configuring up to 64 NFS server daemons in Server Admin
virus filtering and quarantine; update to ClamAV version 0.88.2
updating Kerberos keytab files when using changeip
periodic rolling of Password Server log files
configuration issues affecting MySQL performance
preallocating files when using tar, cp and mv with Xsan volumes
rebooting SAN clients without causing other clients to hang
reporting software RAID rebuild status in Disk Utility
compatibility with third party applications and devices
previous standalone security updates

Download Links

Mac OS X Server Update 10.4.7 Combo (192MB)

Mac OS X Server Update 10.4.7 (95MB)
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The new software requires that you restart your computer now.

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the mirror widget "fix" no longer works

My MBP buzzes/whines/hisses..whatever you want to call it.

Probably going to revert back to 10.4.6
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I'm eager to get home to my MBP and see if the right-click trackpad trick, which works for both 17" MBPs and plain ol' MBs, finally works for the 15" MBP.
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post #6 of 181
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Originally posted by user23
the mirror widget "fix" no longer works

My MBP buzzes/whines/hisses..whatever you want to call it.

Probably going to revert back to 10.4.6

I am glad you posted that. Piss on .7 if that happens. I hate the buzzy hiss thingy a majiggy. I was so hoping this update would fix the problem.
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As per the usual, I wait about a month (minimum) to see what issues pop up at MacFixit.com before even thinking about updating the software. I've gotten burned in a big, big way before by simply updating without thinking about it...

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post #8 of 181
for those wondering, you will get your right-click option with this update...."tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click"

also, there is "clicking" "dragging" & "Drag Lock (tap again to release)" options

features I won't be using once I revert to 10.4.6
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post #9 of 181
Just curious, user23... how do you plan on reverting to 10.4.6?
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post #10 of 181
wipe & reinstall since I don't have a back-up image.
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post #11 of 181
lol, installed it, took ages to shut down and ages to start up again and the configuration assistant started up, playing the tiger welcome movie.
Everything else looks fine to me
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Anybody know if the two finger right click is added to powerbooks as well?
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Originally posted by Lupa
Anybody know if the two finger right click is added to powerbooks as well?

Nope. But there is 3rd party software for that functionality.
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I just updated my MBP and I can nat connect anymore to my Wi-Fi, have to first turn Airport off and then on again for it to can connect to the internet...very annoying issue, guess I'll be waiting with the update of my iMac. Anyone has the same issue ?
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Originally posted by user23
for those wondering, you will get your right-click option with this update...."tap trackpad using two fingers for secondary click"

Yes!!! Just rebooted after the update and was about to post the good news myself.

By the way, about the "whining" people are always talking about... Does it matter if you're plugged into the power adapter or not? Because I do hear a bit of a noise on my 15" MBP -- both now and before I updated -- as soon as I'm running on battery power, but that noise goes away when I plug the power adapter back in. The noise isn't consistent even when staying on battery, as it seems to go away after a while.
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post #17 of 181
Looks like i'll be the guinea pig for the Server update, unless anyone else is installing now.. gotta do it just for the (hopefully) fixed AFP issue
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Dashboard it performing much better, it starts up a lot quicker. My BBC weather widget is not working correctly though. Other than that things are running smoothly. 10.4.7 where have you been all my life?
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2.16GHz MacBook Pro here. Issues so far:

About This Mac screen no longer works.
Won't shut down cleanly, have to open terminal and "sudo reboot" to get to to start shutting down, sticks on screen with grey swirly thing.
Keyboard hotkeys (brightness, volume etc) no longer work.
Keyboard & Mouse prefpane makes System Preferences crash.

EDIT: Turns out it all works, it was all just clogged up waiting about 5 minutes for an AFS connection to fail (wasn't that supposed to be the #1 fix in this patch?) - got the AFS failed to mount dialog, clicked OK and all of the keys I'd hit and the about box showed up at the same time.
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Ok i'm trying to install server, but its been sitting on "configuing installation" for 10 mins - force quit or leave it?

EDIT: sat on "configuring" for 15 minutes then installed in about two, restarting now....
post #21 of 181
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Originally posted by user23
the mirror widget "fix" no longer works

My MBP buzzes/whines/hisses..whatever you want to call it.

Probably going to revert back to 10.4.6

Don't revert; there's an *easy* workaround.

TO EVERYONE WITH WHINING INTEL MACHINES:

If you want to keep all the improvements in 10.4.7, but want the mirror widget/Photo Booth trick to still work, simply download the USB drivers for Intel 10.4.5 from here:

http://developer.apple.com/hardwared.../usbdebug.html

...after you install 10.4.7.

Direct link: ftp://ftp.apple.com/developer/Develo...40.4.3-log.dmg

Install the non-debug version in the disk image (the one without "log"), restart & the fix will work once more!

You can even bypass the mirror widget/Photo Booth trick and simply put MagicNoiseKiller.app in your Login Items list for your user account in System Preferences. (It's an app based on development sample code by Apple that also accesses the iSight. The guy who made the app stripped away most of the code, so all it does is connect to the iSight, close the connection, and quit -- and blessed silence is the result.)

If this worked for you, spread the news on other forii for anyone who might find this helpful. I've been using this solution for months, and it works great.
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post #22 of 181
Before anyone else posts something about this update not working re-boot a second time first and then let us know if you still have problems.
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post #23 of 181
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Originally posted by CaptObvious
EDIT: Turns out it all works, it was all just clogged up waiting about 5 minutes for an AFS connection to fail (wasn't that supposed to be the #1 fix in this patch?) - got the AFS failed to mount dialog, clicked OK and all of the keys I'd hit and the about box showed up at the same time. [/B]

That is one issue I would like to see fixed. This is one place where MacOS X needs some work.
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Originally posted by m01ety

spread the news on other forii for anyone who might find this helpful.

Is that even a word? Shouldn't it be forums.

I downloaded the Combo Updater and no problems at all.
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Originally posted by xUKHCx
Is that even a word? Shouldn't it be forums.

Possibly. Both forums and fora seem to be accepted plurals; however, given the Latin/Italian genesis of the word, and their pluralization rules (cello/celli), I have a fondness for "forii", accurate or not.
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The guy who made the app stripped away most of the code, so all it does is connect to the iSight, close the connection, and quit -- and blessed silence is the result.

Not quite. If the connection to the iSight were closed, the whining would return. The trick is to leave the connection open and still quit the app, leaving the connection hanging.

And the plural is "fora".
post #27 of 181
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Originally posted by m01ety
Don't revert; there's an *easy* workaround.

TO EVERYONE WITH WHINING INTEL MACHINES:

If you want to keep all the improvements in 10.4.7, but want the mirror widget/Photo Booth trick to still work, simply download the USB drivers for Intel 10.4.5 from here:

http://developer.apple.com/hardwared.../usbdebug.html

...after you install 10.4.7.

Direct link: ftp://ftp.apple.com/developer/Develo...40.4.3-log.dmg

Install the non-debug version in the disk image (the one without "log"), restart & the fix will work once more!

You can even bypass the mirror widget/Photo Booth trick and simply put MagicNoiseKiller.app in your Login Items list for your user account in System Preferences. (It's an app based on development sample code by Apple that also accesses the iSight. The guy who made the app stripped away most of the code, so all it does is connect to the iSight, close the connection, and quit -- and blessed silence is the result.)

If this worked for you, spread the news on other forii for anyone who might find this helpful. I've been using this solution for months, and it works great.


did this work for anyone who has intalled the 10.4.7 update?
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Disk Quota's On Mac OS X Server 10.4.7 are STILL limited to 2GB despite this supposidly fixed in 10.4.6
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I've got a MBP and don't have any of the reported issues. I used the Combo Update as well, I suspect that those who didn't are the ones with the problems.

I'm enjoying my two finger contextual menu functionality! (After I turned it on in System Prefs)
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.7 runs great here...FF renders pages faster, and the Quicktime tweaks really helped, iTunes seems to be playing at the same volume in my reciever as FM radio, so my low audio issue seems to be fixed.
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post #31 of 181
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Originally posted by user23
also, there is "clicking" "dragging" & "Drag Lock (tap again to release)" options

features I won't be using once I revert to 10.4.6

Those options have been present on all Apple laptops with a trackpad from, at the latest, the PowerBook 190 (introduced in August 1995, I had one).

Oh, and 10.4.7 is working fine for me on a MacBook.
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Originally posted by Mr. H
Those options have been present on all Apple laptops with a trackpad from, at the latest, the PowerBook 190 (introduced in August 1995, I had one).

Oh, and 10.4.7 is working fine for me on a MacBook.

Doh! Of course....

btw, m01ety, I tried your solution...but to no avail
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Mac OS X 10.4.7 working great on a MacBook Pro.

I've installed hundreds of updates on dozens of machines since I switched over to Mac OS X a few years ago, and have NEVER had any kind of an issue, even a minor issue. Quite unlike System 7... But that's another story, kids!
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wipe & reinstall since I don't have a back-up image.

Why the **** would you install an OS update without a proper backup?!

Is your data worthless?
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Thank f*cking g0d.

http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/.../t-197138.html

No whine/buzz & I'm running 10.4.7

I've rebooted a few times...opened closed some apps...No apparent instability - yet
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DAMN %$#@&* !

This update IS buggy !

The Finder is now acting weirdly relative to icons-apps association. All my text files created with some word processing app are now associated with TextEdit (by default ??), and the Finder even crashed once after I tried to remake the right association using the Get info panel. And apparently, there's no way I can channge globally the association. It worked perfectly before this update, now, it's all screwed !

Example : in my preference panel, see the icons close to the apps names :




Shame on you, Apple !

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post #37 of 181
Dead iMac CD here.

The installer crashed half way thru the update. I got a message that there was an error, and the install was to be aborted. After that, thing were...weird. Very unresponsive Finder, Dock, etc. Tried to reboot, but it never got any farther than the blue screen (of death).

After SEVERAL minutes, I manually rebooted. It wouldn't pass the grey screen. I let the Mac sit for about 30 min, hoping that something might 'click.' It never did.

I booted from the original CD, and ran Disk Utility. To my dismay, I noticed that the Start-Up disk utility listed 10.4.7 as the OS on my HD. This meant that I had a F'd up, half-ass install. I tried a few more boots, PRAM resets, and safe mode...no luck.

I'm now writing this from my PowerBook, cursing Apple's BS updates, and performing an archive install on my iMac. Thanks for the lovely evening Apple.
post #38 of 181
Nice improvement in Wow with the 10.4.7 update - especially under water - in the past it was always murky - now it's crystal clear.
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Dead iMac CD here.

The installer crashed half way thru the update.
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To my dismay, I noticed that the Start-Up disk utility listed 10.4.7 as the OS on my HD. This meant that I had a F'd up, half-ass install.

Generally, when this happens, you can re-download and re-install the update over the top, and it'll fix whatever was the problem. This usually means having a somewhat working machine, but you *can* do it from another machine using Target Disk Mode with some work.
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DAMN %$#@&* !

This update IS buggy !

You poor person! It's turned your display to incomprehensible gibberish! Bonjour indeed!

That aside, did I read the update right? Do OS X users at long last have native support for that cutting-edge technology, FTP?

RAW support was added for the following cameras:
Olympus C7070, Olympus E330, Olympus E500, Minolta Dynax 5D, Minolta Maxxum 5D, and Pentax *ist DL

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303771

I'm still waiting for my S5200/S5600 to be supported. It's frustrating. I bought my digital camera before switching, and chose it partly because it does support RAW (ignoring Fuji's aggressive JPEG compression, figuring I wouldn't be affected by that). I have yet to crossgrade Photoshop to CS2 (I'm waiting for the next release before crossgrading - no point in settling for PPC when I can buy native) and Fuji's software is absolutely awful (the camera's JPEGs look better). The only way I've found for getting RAW images into iPhoto is to use the UFRaw plugin for GIMP, export the JPEG, and import it into iPhoto (the worst workflow of the year award goes to...)

Any suggestions for a 'plugin' or other such tool to import S5200/S5600 RAW photos into iPhoto? UFRaw is fantastically powerful, but frustrating in the X11/GIMP interface.
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