Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Apple's Security Update 2005-007 kills 64-bit support

Reports online state that apps that are compiled specifically for 64-bit G5 systems will no longer run after the latest Security Update 2005-007 in installed. Affected programs include many command line applications as well as the 64-bit version of Mathematica 5.2.

That something as obvious as this could be missed suggests that Apple really needs to revamp their software quality assurance program.

[Update 2005-08-18]

Apple has released Security Update 2005-007 Version 1.1 to correct the problem:

Security Update 2005-007 delivers a number of security enhancements and is recommended for all Macintosh users.

Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 replaces Security Update 2005-007 v1.0 for Tiger systems Mac OS X v10.4.2. Users who have already installed v1.0 on Tiger systems should install v1.1.

Security Update 2005-007 v1.1 provides a combined 32- and 64-bit version of LibSystem to replace the 32-bit version that was delivered in v1.0. No other changes have been made in version 1.1.

1 comment:

Jonah Lee Walker said...

I installed the new update, and seem to be having some javascript problems now. When going to one of my favorite online retailers when I try and see a full size image of the DVD cover, it doesn't work in Firefox as it always had, even when added to the allowed sites, and it doesn't work in Safari either, even if I turn off pop-up blocking. Strangely other sites still work like I wonder if it is a different type of Javascript which is being blocked. Totally annoying.