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André G. Isaak (12-06-18, 06:47 AM)
I just ran the 10.14.2 update.

When the update started, I got a progress bar saying "44 minutes
remaining...". Usually those estimates are more or less accurate.

But in this case the actual update took under 7 minutes.

Unfortunately, I hadn't realized this and came back to a blank screen
wondering why the progress bar hadn't come back after what I assumed was
an intermediate reboot. So I left it that way for some time trying to
figure out whether the install had hung before I finally realized that
no, it was done, and the screen had simply gone to sleep at the login
screen :-)

Just thought I'd "warn" everyone about this.

André
Your Name (12-06-18, 07:59 AM)
On 2018-12-06 04:47:58 +0000, André G. Isaak said:
[..]
> login screen :-)
> Just thought I'd "warn" everyone about this.
> André


The progress bars are never very accurate - they tend to jump around
all over the place, especially at first, due to various factors
(including speed of the drive, speed of the internet connection, etc.).
It probably alos takes into account all the bits that it thinks need to
be installed, but then works out that some aren't needed for that
particular Mac when it reaches those points in teh install process.

When looking at a blank screen on a Mac you think should be running,
the first thing to do is always move the mouse / trackpad to see if the
Mac wakes from sleep. If that doesn't work, try tapping a key on the
keyboard. Next, make sure it's got power - check a desktop Mac is
plugged ion and the wall socket turned on, for a laptop plug in the
power adapter and switch it on at the wall, then go back to testing the
mouse / trackpad. If those fail to get a response, then try the Mac's
power button.
André G. Isaak (12-06-18, 08:39 AM)
On 2018-12-05 10:59 p.m., Your Name wrote:
[..]
> power adapter and switch it on at the wall, then go back to testing the
> mouse / trackpad. If those fail to get a response, then try the Mac's
> power button.


Yeah, I'm aware of all this. I just don't remember any system update
that installed so quickly, so it didn't occur to me at first that the
update might already have been finished :)

André
David B. (12-06-18, 10:51 AM)
On 06/12/2018 04:47, André G. Isaak wrote:
[..]
> screen :-)
> Just thought I'd "warn" everyone about this.
> André


Thank you, André.

I'm not sure if it's just my imagination so I'll ask YOU - do you
think/feel that everything on your computer is now working quicker and
smoother than it was before the update?
Lewis (12-06-18, 04:04 PM)
In message <pua9lv$l1k$1> André G Isaak <agisaak> wrote:
> I just ran the 10.14.2 update.


> When the update started, I got a progress bar saying "44 minutes
> remaining...". Usually those estimates are more or less accurate.


> But in this case the actual update took under 7 minutes.


Yes, mine was very fast as well, but I assumed it was because it was
updating from the 10.14.2 beta and they'd gotten smarter about updating.

I have a monitor tht tells me how long my ssh connection is offline, and
mine was down for 5m52 seconds when I installed 10.14.2.

Previous update times were 21m34, 28m26, 24m29, and 30m50. The last of
those was the install for 10.14.1
André G. Isaak (12-06-18, 05:01 PM)
On 2018-12-06 7:04 a.m., Lewis wrote:
> In message <pua9lv$l1k> André G Isaak <agisaak> wrote:
> Yes, mine was very fast as well, but I assumed it was because it was
> updating from the 10.14.2 beta and they'd gotten smarter about updating.


In my case I was updating from 10.14.1.

André
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