Apple has issued a new patch for Mac OS X Snow Leopard to fix a problem that users were reporting with application-compaitibility with the original fix issued last week. The new patch is designed to alleviate problems with the Rosetta technology in Snow Leopard.
The original version of the huge 2012-001 patch for OS X apparently was causing some serious problems for some users. The update was causing users to have issues with applications that use the Rosetta technology on OS X. Rosetta is designed for apps that were written for the older PowerPC architecture and enables them to run on newer systems.
Macworld reported that the update causes problems with some files that Rosetta needs in order to work.
” Many users who applied the security update on their Snow Leopard found they could no longer use applications designed for PowerPC-based Macs, thanks to the fact that the update wreaked havoc on files crucial to Apple’s Rosetta technology,” Dan Moren of Macworld wrote.
Apple has issued a new update that fixes the issue. However, the advisory on Apple’s support site that explains the patches released in 2012-001 update issued last week has not been modified. That set of patches includes fixes for some serious security vulnerabilities, including the BEAST SSL attack.
The update also apparently has caused some serious problems for users of OS X Lion. There’s a long comment string on Apple’s support forums that discusses application crashes for users who have updated to OS X 10.7.3. Users who have installed that update on some Macbook models have found that every application they try to open crashes. Some users have reported that they’re able to get around the problem by installing the Combo Update, rather than just the OS X update.