Please visit the new Mac-Forums Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/macforums1




Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Catalina OS 10.15
    My computer says that I already have Catalina 10.15 however I get a message that I should upgrade to 10:15 and it doesn't work.

  2. #2
    Catalina OS 10.15
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    58,874
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Rep Power
    53
    Welcome to our forums.

    There is a supplemental update to Catalina that has been published by Apple. That is probably what it's asking you to download and install. Open System Preferences, Software Update, and it should tell you about the supplemental update.

  3. #3
    Catalina OS 10.15
    Rod's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 12, 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    Posts
    5,420
    Your Mac's Specs
    2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.15.1
    Rep Power
    14
    Interesting, in the "more info" section it states that this update fixed installation issues. This may be very valuable for people who have not installed the upgrade yet, for those that have not so much.


    Sent from my iPhone using Mac-Forums
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

  4. #4
    Catalina OS 10.15
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    58,874
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Rep Power
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Interesting, in the "more info" section it states that this update fixed installation issues. This may be very valuable for people who have not installed the upgrade yet, for those that have not so much.


    Sent from my iPhone using Mac-Forums
    I'm puzzled by your reply Rod? You have to have Catalina already installed before you can download and install the supplemental update. If I misread your reply, I apologize ahead of time.

  5. #5
    Catalina OS 10.15
    Rod's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 12, 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    Posts
    5,420
    Your Mac's Specs
    2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.15.1
    Rep Power
    14
    That was my point, what value is a supplemental update to make installation smoother if you have to have installed Catalina to download the update? My assumption is that these bugs will have been eliminated from the installer and become a part of the Catalina upgrade in the first instance.


    Sent from my iPhone using Mac-Forums
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

  6. #6
    Catalina OS 10.15
    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    58,874
    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Rep Power
    53
    Okay, I get what you're saying.

  7. #7
    Catalina OS 10.15
    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 01, 2009
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Posts
    6,787
    Your Mac's Specs
    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone 11 Pro, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Rep Power
    27
    I would think that if one were to download the installer today, it would have the supplemental update included in the download. Not as a separate file, but with the changes included. That's the way it has worked before from Apple.
    Jake

  8. #8
    Catalina OS 10.15
    Rod's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 12, 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    Posts
    5,420
    Your Mac's Specs
    2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.15.1
    Rep Power
    14
    Agreed Jake, I think that's why it does not have an additional version number. But the problem I had hoped to be fixed, the folder shortcut of "relocated items" on the desktop still persists. Perhaps it's not a bug at all but an actual intended part of the installation. After all it does come with a document from Apple explaining it and providing optional measures to take. Personally I have just deleted them.


    Sent from my iPhone using Mac-Forums
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

  9. #9
    Catalina OS 10.15
    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 01, 2009
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Posts
    6,787
    Your Mac's Specs
    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone 11 Pro, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Rep Power
    27
    Rod, that is definitely not a bug at all. It is, as you suspected, a part of the installation process. In it are files that the installer does not know what to do about. Rather than deleting them, it put aliases to them in the Relocated folder to let the user decide what to do with them. I think most I have heard about are "orphaned" files found in the System folder for which there is no longer an associated application. Some are even, apparently, some system files even from Apple apps. The one hang up folks are having is that some of them cannot be deleted because the are marked as "required" by the system when booted from the drive. To get rid of those, you need to boot into recovery, then find the offending file to delete it, and then delete the alias in the Relocated folder and reboot.
    Jake

  10. #10
    Catalina OS 10.15
    Rod's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 12, 2011
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
    Posts
    5,420
    Your Mac's Specs
    2015 MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.15.1
    Rep Power
    14
    I found with the one that turned up after the supplemental update simply required an admin password to move to the trash. After that I trashed the alias and emptied the trash in the usual way.
    I used to be conceited but now I'm perfect.

  11. #11
    Catalina OS 10.15
    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 01, 2009
    Location
    Winchester, VA
    Posts
    6,787
    Your Mac's Specs
    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone 11 Pro, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Rep Power
    27
    It will probably reappear on the next update. I suspect it will continue to appear until all of the "offending" files are found and deleted, which may be never if your third party apps are creating new ones.
    Jake

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
    By davowolf in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-17-2019, 12:52 PM
  2. Catalina
    By bootsontrail in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 10-13-2019, 12:44 PM
  3. Catalina
    By Tomos in forum Schweb's Lounge
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-11-2019, 04:38 AM
  4. Catalina Bugs
    By Randy B. Singer in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 10-11-2019, 01:35 AM
  5. catalina
    By denniscampbell in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 08-30-2019, 07:02 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •