OS X v10.10 Yosemite Update 1 (Build 14A261i)

Update 1 of the OS X Yosemite Beta was released to developers earlier today. The first update using the new name. This to me is only a logical move, to stop confusion among future OS X Beta Seed Program members – interested end-users without a (paid) Mac developer membership.

CatalogURL

You may have used this command

defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL

From a previous blog article about the CatalogURL, but this one errors out on Yosemite with:

The domain/default pair of (/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate, CatalogURL) does not exist.

Luckily we have this file: /private/var/db/SUPrefOverrides.plist

And that leads to the following URL:

https://swscan.apple.com/content/catalogs/others/index-10.10seed-10.10-10.9-mountainlion-lion-snowleopard-leopard.merged-1.sucatalog.gz

Add this in front of the URL and you are ready to receive Yosemite updates. Even without SUPrefOverrides.plist

sudo /usr/sbin/softwareupdate --set-catalog

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22 thoughts on “OS X v10.10 Yosemite Update 1 (Build 14A261i)

  1. Thanks for this. I’d like to download DP2 on a Mavericks MBP, so I can deploy to a Yosemite DP1 MBP I’m keeping offline. Will this let me do it?

    • Sorry to answer my own post; yes it will – but not directly. You need to download the catalog.gz, unpack it and grep it for the OSXUpd10.10 pkgs then wget them directly. Thanks for the tip-off 🙂

      • The catalog.gz should open in Safari after which you look for this XML snippet:

        <key>IndexDate</key>
        <date>2014-06-25T20:24:22Z</date>

        Then you copy “06-25” and search for it. There you will find the links to: OSXUpd10.9Patch.pkg and OSXUpd10.9.pkg

        Same thing for Yosemite but then search for “10.10” 😉

  2. Hi Pike,

    I’m a little lost here, I used the command “sudo /usr/sbin/softwareupdate –set-catalog” with the catalog address that you post, downloaded the update, installed, but after reboot the version don’t change still 14A238X and the update shows again to download.

    I already repeat the steps 4 times without success.

    Any tip?

  3. Hi Pike!

    Just to you know now works! I need to update manually running the PKG in /library/update folder and after 3 reboots was updated to DP2 then I checked again and then installed DP3, now everything is perfect.

    Thank for all your hard work.

    • Hello Vult:

      I tried manually installing the update package from the App Store after running the scripts above – when the machine rebooted, it failed, referencing “Security Call … ” or something similar. Was there an install method you used? I noticed that the update had several downloads … curious if there’s an order to follow.

      Thank you!

      • > … failed, referencing “Security Call … ” or something similar. …

        For that aspect – the failure to reboot – a long shot: unmount everything except the Yosemite startup volume before the first attempt to install the update.

      • > … I noticed that the update had several downloads … curious if there’s an order to follow.

        First, the unmount tip.

        Then – without attention to order – use softwareupdate(8) at the command line to list but not install available updates for 14A238x. Then a softwareupdate command to apply only:

        OS X 10.10 Update-1.0

        If the rebooted system is 14A261i then again, use softwareupdate(8) at the command line to list but not install available updates. Then a softwareupdate command to apply only the update to Developer Preview 3 (14A283o).

        If there’s anything extraordinary, please use Feedback Assistant to report your observations to Apple.

        Thanks.

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