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Updated software and..... No itunes, Iphoto, mail, safari, or software updater


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Hey all,
I own an iMac, which runs os x 10.6.8 with an Intel core. A few days ago, I updated lots of software (including the not-so-recent security update) iTunes, Safari, and a few others I don't remember. I let that run overnight, and when I came back in the morning, have my applications had stopped working. Thos listed in the title are the main ones, but there a a few other (including Utorrent, Avaast, Pacifist, and Zipeg so far) which are not built-in and were not included in the update.Due to its far-reaching consequences, I'd hedge my bets on it being due to the security update, but I have no proof. Google proved fruitless, so now I'm appealing for help. (For any smart-arses wondering how I can use google without safari, Chrome + firefox work fine)
So far I have tried:
- Deleting all the com.apple.x.plist files for the relevant apps
- Deleting iPhoto entirely (it worked for one person)
- repairing disk permissions

And if I don't here from anyone, I'm going to try reinstalling OS X.
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Have you tried downloading the combo updater and installing that?
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

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Tried that, it hasn't helped.
However, rebooting gave me another symptom : My macs loading time, both for the whole os, and the individual accounts, was more than tripled compared to normal.
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Before deciding on reinstalling Snow Leopard, I suggest doing a verify and if necessary, repair of your hard drive. Boot the machine with your Snow Leopard DVD and enter Disk Utilities. Click on the First Aid tab and run a verify and repair for the hard drive.

It's possible your hard drive is acting up and that may be the reason for all your difficulties.
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I already tried that, as mentioned in my original post. TY anyway.

It turns out that the update failed for some reason ( I don't know why) leaving me without a web kit framework. By the time I had deleted and reinstalled safari, it re-added the required framework. Problem solved.
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Moral of the story: when leaving a large download to run overnight, DISABLE your energy saver settings.
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Aye......
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