Mac patch update fails with status code 6

Article:TECH158203  |  Created: 2011-04-15  |  Updated: 2011-04-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH158203
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



When running any Patch for Macintosh process, the tasks fail with a status code of 6.


Error



Client shows a status code of 6.


Environment



SMP 7.x.
Patch for Mac 7.x.


Cause



Proxy settings were prompting for authentication. Manually running 'softwareupdate -l' from a Terminal window required proxy authentication, in this case.


Solution



Configure proxy settings to allow for non-interactive use by Macintosh clients.




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH158203


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