I am fixing my mother-in-law's computer, and when I ran software update I found that the computer was looking to https://storeserver.local:8088/indes.sucatalog to get it's updates... Clearly she has brought this machine to the Apple Store for some help at some point.

What is the correct URL for OS X 10.5 to get updates directly from Apple?

I know how to set the URl using:

defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL "_insert_correct_url_here"

Thanks for your help in advance.


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The link below will take you to a page for multiple 10.5 combo updates


the link below is for 10.5.8 combo update



I still don't know what the proper URL is, but I did find that if I enter

defaults delete com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL

it deletes the bad entry by the Apple Store folks and allows me to get an enormous list of updates that need to be done.

I will still pursue the correct URL, and whomever answers that will get the credit.


Resetting the catalog should have reset it to the default apple software update server.

But it should be swscan.apple.com if memory serves me.

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