fixed : NSURLErrorDomain Error while updating through Mac App Store

Question :

When I tried to install the updates that were available in the Mac App Store today, I got a “NSURLErrorDomain”-error, and the update refused to install…

…what can I do to get the update installed anyhow ?

Answer :

This is the type of error that you might encounter when trying to upgrade a piece of Apple software in the Mac App Store on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion.

The fix is relatively simple (ironically, this does render the use of the Mac App Store obsolete) :

Go to the Apple website, download the update you’re having problems with there, and install it manually.

http://support.apple.com/downloads/

That’s it.

e.g. when trying to upgrade Safari 6 to Safari 6.0.2 you might get the error message “(NSURLErrorDomain error -3001.)(102)” ; you can fix that by getting the right update here :

http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/53/02/041-8081/2jwp4wjrwygtm4lc608qy4h0n4a9yyq 37g/Safari6.0.2Mountain.pkg

e.g. when trying to upgrade Mountain Lion itself to version 10.8.1 through the Mac App Store, you might get the error message “(NSURLErrorDomain error -1100.)(102)” ; you can fix that by getting the right update here :

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1571

e.g. for the manual update to OSX 10.8.5, go here :

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1675

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