I got an odd error message when I set my iPod in the cradle after buying a song at the iTunes Music Store today1:
Some songs in your iTunes Music Library could not be transferred to your iPod because your iPod software is too old. Go to apple.com/ipod to download the latest…
Ok, I go to apple.com/ipod and look for a link download the latest iPod updater. For some reason, I have to log in or provide my e-mail address to download the updater software.
Ok, I dig into my System Keychain and find my apple.com account info, log in and download the updater. The updater is a package installer that installs the iPod updater application.
Ok, the iPod updater software is now installed. I launch the updater and… it tells me my iPod software is up to date.
Ok, time to do some searching.
This looks like it could be a solution.
Following the solution steps in the last post in that thread did the trick for me. This certainly isn’t an easy solution though. It requires deleting a system file, downloading the iTunes installer, downloading a shareware app, pulling a file from the iTunes installer package, and manually putting that file into the system extensions.
Every step along the way was harder than it should be (including the fact I shouldn’t have needed to do it in the first place). This process is broken and needs fixing. Thanks for listening.
- Wow, that’s an awkward sentance! [back]