Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update, Fixes Time Machine Recovery Issue

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Apple has released a small update to Lion called Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update. The update is apparently a bug fix for an issue with restoring from a Time Machine Backup.

About Mac OS X 10.7.3 Supplemental Update

This update resolves an issue when restoring a Mac from a Time Machine backup.

The update weighs in at 24.55MB and is recommended for all Lion users who have Time Machine backups. It can be downloaded from Apple's software update web page.

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113 months ago

The things that make you go "hmm..."


Just an FYI, command+shift+4, space bar, select window to screenshot. Makes much sexier screenshots. ;)
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113 months ago
What issue with Time Machine Backups?

Good grief- Would it really pain Apple that much to tell us what issue they think they have fixed? Faced with the need to upgrade drives for more storage capacity, I was having a really bad time installing onto new mirrored drives from a TM backup and figured it was because Lion prefers to create its own invisible recovery partition. The restore process took hours at a time and I would like to know whether it's worth blowing another weekend putting the mirror setup back in place. The mirroring worked beautifully before the attempted storage upgrade. Sheesh.
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113 months ago

I guess we won't be seeing 10.7.4 or anything like that now that Mountain Lion has been unleashed.


Why would you say that? Isn't it possible that this was simply a crucial fix that couldn't wait for 10.7.4?
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113 months ago

I don't use TimeMachine, but this is good for the people who use it. It's nice to see that they are on top of issues.:apple:


You should try using Time Machine. it's the best thing ever invented besides ice-cream. :D

Well, seriously, it has saved my butt many times.
I have never seen something like that before, when I was a Windows user.
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113 months ago
an 25 megs disk image for a 500 kbyte file? And the package only contains TimeMachineUpdatePayload with 1 byte (0x5F). Say what?
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113 months ago

Agreed. Something seems amiss with this update. :eek:

I just don't know what to make of it.


Well, the package doesn't really contain files to install. Everything happens in the postinstall script: "./Tools/injectfse ./Tools/DeferredInstallFixup.file_list"

This seems to generate fake fsevents for the files listed in DeferredInstallFixup.file_list. I didn't look closer at that but I guess it's done to guarantee current versions of those files get pushed on the TimeMachine backup.
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