How do I disable specific software updates in Max OS X Leopard? Specifically, updates to Logic Pro 9?

How do I disable specific software updates in Max OS X Leopard? Specifically, updates to Logic Pro 9?
wrobiAsked:
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Vavatch1Commented:
Apple's updates are NOT automatic, though CHECKING for updates is.

When a list of updates is presented, in the Software Update window, simply deselect the items you DO NOT want to install by removing the checkmark, then click Install. Only those items WITH a checkmark will install.

You can also set any specific update to never be offered, so you don't accidentally install it later...Simply highlight the item you DO NOT want installed and then from the Update menu, select Make Inactive and a dialogue appears that says "Are you sure you want to remove the update ..." and simply click "Make Inactive"
wrobiAuthor Commented:
this did not work. I am using Mac OS X 10.6.5 snow Leopard. any other ideas, please?
Vavatch1Commented:
Well, it should work, since that is how Software Update on Mac OS X has been working since OS X was first released and it works on my Macs, which are all running Snow Leopard

I just looked it up on Apple's support site and they confirmed what I have known for years: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1338

What exactly did not work? Were the checkboxes missing? Did you uncheck one and try to install the rest and everything installed anyhow? etc.

What model Mac? Be specific please - check Apple menu >> About This Mac >> More Info and tell me the model identifier and Processor Speed

I know you have OS X 10.6.5, but what else? Have you installed any software that might have modified the OS in some way? Some Security, anti-malware, etc. apps perhaps?
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roylongCommented:
Have you already applied the update and now want to disable it?
wrobiAuthor Commented:
What exactly did not work? nothing worked. i still get requests for updates!!
Were the checkboxes missing? never saw any check boxes.
Did you uncheck one and try to install the rest and everything installed anyhow? etc. - No. because the boxes did not appear.
What model Mac? Be specific please - check Apple menu >> About This Mac >> More Info and tell me the model identifier and Processor Speed - iMac8,1, 2.4 GHz Intel C2D, 4GB RAM
I know you have OS X 10.6.5, but what else? - Logic Pro 9 Audio
Have you installed any software that might have modified the OS in some way? - no
Some Security, anti-malware, etc. apps perhaps? no

Have you already applied the update and now want to disable it? no

What I want is the ability to selectively disable some updates while retaining update capability for other applications.
thank you for your help so far.
wrobiAuthor Commented:
I am NOT presented with the following choice:

                      "Choose Make Inactive from the Update menu. A confirmation dialog appears that says "Are you sure you want to remove the update <name of update> from the list? You may not    be notified of new versions while it is inactive. To make inactive updates reappear, choose Show Inactive Updates from the Update menu."
Vavatch1Commented:
Okay, first, understand I am trying to help you. I am taking time out of my day for other things to do so, and I would appreciate if you would be thankful and understand that I am not standing over your shoulder, so I can't see what is going on

As my Macs are all up-to-date, I had to find an image of Snow Leopard Software Update and edited it to highlight the checkboxes. Please tell me what is different about your Software update window, or better yet, take a screenshot of the window by first closing anything you don't want anyone else to see, then launch Software Update and expand the Update menu (so the options are visible) and press COMMAND-SHIFT-3 and a file will appear on the desktop. This is a screenshot of your desktop. attach that to a reply post and I can see what you see.

  Software Update window with highlighted checkboxes
wrobiAuthor Commented:
I do not understand. I said thank you twice in my comments and I am very grateful for both your time and expertise. Thank you very much for all of your help. Now with that out of the way, my problem is still happening. Logic pro 9 , for instance, will try to update, in spite of your suggestions. My only recourse is to disable all updates. I do not want to turn all updates off. Just a few specific apps.

I get the screen you are including and I have to manually uncheck the box. Can I preempt this so that the no update request is made. Thanks, again.
Vavatch1Commented:
Hi, my misunderstanding of your wording. Sorry. Anyhow, moving along...

Okay, maybe I am just reading into your words the wrong way or something, but let me just take a stab here...

You get the above screen. So far so good.

It offers the update you do not want to perform.

You ARE able to deselect the item. But, do you click Install? If yes, the OTHER updates run perfectly fine, yes? If you do NOT click Update, why not? Do you fear the deselected item will still install? If so, as long as the item is NOT selected (the blue checkbox is empty (it's no longer blue), THAT item and any others not selected will not install when you click Install.

Next question... At this point, I will assume you did click Install. If so, after it finishes, it rechecks for available updates. This is PERFECTLY normal behaviour. The reason is that often updates require a prior update run first, so it will check again, and offer ALL available updates, whether you unchecked them earlier or not. If nothing else is offered that you are interested in, just click the Quit button (if available) or close the Window. It will still offer the update next time, but...

If you want it to NOT offer a given item the NEXT times Software Update is launched, then you need to highlight the item (possibly requiring you leave the item checked - don't know for sure), then you need to  "Ignore Update..." menu item (see below)

 Software Update menu
If you try that and the Ignore Update... menu item is greyed out, then honestly, I am at a loss as to the cause.

Also, just to be double sure, and I don't mean this as an insult, but do you see the Update menu in the upper left corner of the display at all when Software Update is the foreground app? The foreground app  is clearly denoted by it's name as the second item of that menu bar. If you are new to Mac and came from Windows, this may be confusing, since Windows menus are at the top of the Windows and Mac menus are not (normally - there are some weird apps ported from other OS' which do have them that way). Anyhow, again, no offense intended... I just don't know you, your skill/knowledge level and really want to help you.

I'm at my Mac, working and constantly watching my email, so I'll know the moment you update.

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