Mac software updates - index.sucatalog not found?
We have enabled the Software Update service on our xserve, and it has downloaded the most recent updates, as you would expect.
In Workgroup Manager, we have pointed the updates to http ://xserve.domain.schoolname.e-sussex.sch.uk:8088/index.sucatalog (ignore the space after HTTP, that was just to avoid URL formatting within this message)
When we manually run Software update on the clients, it says it cannot find the index.sucatalog file.
Firstly, are we giving the correct path to the file, and if so, why can it not find it? If we aren't giving the correct path, what should it be?
I have read on the Apple discussions site about failed index.sucatalog updates, there is seemingly no long term working fix and is considered a bug in the OS. The discussion can be found here - http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1242822. Unfortunately, the proposed 'fix' is a little beyond my means as I don't really understand some of the terminology or indeed where (or how) to find the file in question.
Our server is standalone, in that it isn't bound to Windows Active Directory or LDAP, it is just a member of the domain.
Help will be greatly appreciated. I have checked previous threads on the matter, but none have mention of this specific problem.
As a point of interest for me, where does the Software Update service download updates to, in other words, what folder/directory on the xserve stores them?