UPDATE 18 July 2012:
Apple has re-added the iPhoto 9.1 and 9.2.3 updates to Software Update. This should fix the issue described below.
Recently on several mailing lists and on the #osx-server IRC channel on Freenode, people have been reporting issues with iPhoto 9.0, installed from the Apple iLife ’11 DVD or an disk image of the DVD, not showing any available updates from Apple Software Update.
Several of us looked at this issue yesterday on the Freenode #osx-server IRC channel and have concluded it is an Apple bug.
It appears that the only update for iPhoto 9 currently offered in Apple Software Update is the iPhoto 9.3 update.
There are two problems with this.
- This update requires Mac OS X 10.7.4. If you are running anything older, it will not be shown as an available update.
- This update requires iPhoto 9.1. If you are running iPhoto 9.0, it will not be shown as an available update.
For 10.7.4 machines, install the standalone iPhoto 9.1 update available from http://support.apple.com/downloads. The 9.3 update will become available. (Of course you could just use the standalone updates to update all the way to iPhoto 9.3.)
For machines running OS X versions earlier than 10.7.4, you’ll need to use the standalone updates available from http://support.apple.com/downloads to first update to iPhoto 9.1, then to iPhoto 9.2.3.