Updating os x 10 4
This installation process will take a few minutes-- once the installer finishes, it will ask you to reboot. You won't need to install the updates for 10.8.1, 10.8.2, or 10.8.3-- the combo update handles all of it for you.
A system update will probably overwrite a few of your Hackintosh's drivers.
First and foremost, you need to do your research every time you update Mac OS X on a Hackintosh.
Unless you have backed up your entire hard drive, you should never install a major Mac OS X system update on the first day of its release.
You can do this by re-running Multibeast (or whatever driver installation package you prefer).
Alternatively, you can find a link to the combo update on tonymacx86-- the news post for each system update includes a download link to the combo update. NOTE: Another advantage of a combo update is that it allows you to skip intermediary updates.
Once you have downloaded a combo update from the Apple website, simply open the downloaded DMG file, and run the PKG installer inside. For instance, if you're running OS X 10.8.0 and want to update to OS X 10.8.4, all you have to do is install the OS X 10.8.4 combo update.
I'm trying to upgrade m4 from version 1.4.6 (the version that comes with OS X 10.6.8) to 1.4.16.
I've installed with homebrew, and I've also built from source into /usr/local/ (and edited /etc/paths to put /usr/local above /usr), but the system version still seems to take precedence.
While most of these updates are relatively harmless, every new version of Mac OS X has to potential to cause new problems with your hardware. UPDATE (December 6, 2015): This guide is aimed at Hackintoshes that use Chimera or Chameleon bootloader to run Mac OS X.