How to schedule Macintosh LiveUpdate for all users
|Article:TECH103294|||||Created: 2007-01-02|||||Updated: 2012-06-28|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103294|
In Mac OS X you can have multiple users set up to use one computer. When you schedule LiveUpdate to run, you are scheduling it only for the user currently logged in. Scheduled events only run when the user who scheduled the event is logged in, unless that user is root.
To schedule LiveUpdate for all users, log on as root and use the Symantec Scheduler through the product GUI.
Alternatively, you may run the symsched command as root in a terminal prompt. See Guide to symsched Command-line Switches. To see the command line that is used by a scheduled LiveUpdate, examine the resultant crontab, i.e. "crontab -l" to list the current user's crontab. Cron is the Mac OS / Linux utility used for scheduling tasks, and crontab is the table or list of tasks that are scheduled. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crontab#Examples for further reference.
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103294