Apple Releases “Supplemental Update” for Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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Apple released a “Supplemental Update” for Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Monday. This patch is a maintenance release that squashes a couple of bugs. Apple has released two versions of this patch, one for users who already updated to 10.6.8, and another for users have not.

If you’re running Mac OS X 10.6.7, you’ll want to choose Mac OS X 10.6.8 v.1.1. This is a 453.55MB download that includes 10.6.8 and the Supplemental Update. The patch notes for that release:

About Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update v.1.1

The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

  • Enhance the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion
  • Resolve an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit
  • Improve support for IPv6
  • Improve VPN reliability
  • Identify and remove known variants of Mac Defender

If you are already running Mac OS X 10.6.8. you’ll want Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update, a 10.19MB download. The patch notes for that release:

About Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update

The Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and resolves issues with:

  • Transferring personal data, settings, and compatible applications from a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to a new Mac running Mac OS X Lion
  • Certain network printers that pause print jobs immediately and fail to complete
  • System audio that stops working when using HDMI or optical audio out

Both updates are listed on Apple’s Downloads site, but users should also find whichever update applies to their Mac in Software Update.

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7 Comments Leave Your Own

MyRightEye

I have it booting on a new MacBook Air too, but no video. Just need to copy some drivers over from Lion I suspect. Not interested in Lion just yet, thanks Apple.

webjprgm

@MyRightEye hard core OS hacker!  Tell us if you get it working!

DamenS

Darn - I was hoping their next update would experience the Wi-Fi problems people are experiencing with 2011 iMacs.  Maybe this will have to be an eventual firmware update as it was with 2010 iMacs ...  :(

jimothy

Why not just call it 10.6.9 instead?

webjprgm

Why not just call it 10.6.9 instead?

It’s probably an extremely minor fix and not worth bumping the version number nor doing extensive testing.

beth

I’m so confused at this point. Will this supplemental update HELP or HURT the airport issues?

DamenS

I?m so confused at this point. Will this supplemental update HELP or HURT the airport issues?

Neither - it doesn’t address them at all, so they will still be there but hopefully no worse than they already are (which would mean the wi-fi would have to stop functioning entirely anyway).

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