Package for 11.5.1


Anyone been able to grab the security update package for 11.5.1 both arm and intel.

Otherwise what is the package name look like when you run a softwareupdate -l then I can build a script to check if peoples machines are seeing it.


Esteemed Contributor II

There are no standalone Security Updates packages for Big Sur. Either you use the full "Install MacOS Big Sur" installer app, or you update via Software Update.

New Contributor II

I've written a script that pulls down the exact installer from Apple directly, downloads it to the Applications folder, installs it, and then moves it to the trash bin.  Yes it's a bit excessive but it has worked so far, in my environment I don't have any M1 Macs yet.  Below is the script:

sudo softwareupdate --fetch-full-installer --full-installer-version 11.5.1

There's probably an easier method but this is what I've tested so far and know it works.