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Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update

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Apple has released Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update, an addition to the recently released Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion that’s tiny enough not to merit its own version number. The update resolves only two issues: one that could cause Time Machine backups to take a long time to complete and another that prevented certain applications with a signed Developer ID from launching. If you hadn’t previously installed 10.7.5, you won’t need to worry about this supplemental update — the latest build of Lion 10.7.5 (11G63) includes these two fixes. (Free, 2 MB)

 

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Comments about Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update
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Time Machine seems to be running. Done 3GB in 3 minutes and the completion time estimate is plunging.
Robert  2012-10-06 20:14
Brilliant, has taken nearly 9 days (500gb) to back up to time machine on a new installation and with 3 days to go, just installed update and it's flying along with only 13 minutes to go.
d.sprinter  2012-10-08 12:31
Is there a way to tell the build number of an update, before it is installed? Time machine, along with Spotlight index, didn't appear to be the only issues caused by the 10.7.5 update, at least for me. These issues caused my system to run incredibly slow. This is the first update that has EVER crapped me out. I had to roll back to 10.7.4 to get anything done.
John Cook, Jr.  2012-10-11 11:20
I applied the OS X Lion 10.7.5 Supplemental Update on a Mac Mini Server (being used as a standard Lion workstation instead of server). Now almost every time the Dell display goes to sleep and we try to wake it, we get a sudden restart. Message pops up afterwards asking if we want to send a report of the Kernel Panic to Apple. I've cleared caches, fixed permissions, and rebuilt the Spotlight index but it still has the problems. Also turned off the Time Machine backup to see if that made a difference, but it did not. I can't restore from Time Machine because it got messed up right before the update. I guess the next step is a restore from Lion recovery.