[TriLUG] OT: Downgrading Safari 3.1 to 1.2 on a Mac running 10.3.9
mgkimsal at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 15:35:54 EDT 2008
Seems you'd just drag the safari icon to the trash as well, then
(re)install the 1.2 version, wherever you get that from. I may be
missing something in your description, but that's what I'd do in your
shoes. You've already uninstalled it, but the taskbar still has a
shortcut pointing to something that's gone. Just trash the icon. Now
install your older version, if you can. Never tried to grab a safari
for mac and install it - always just came on the machines I was using.
I'm no mac fanboy, but things like this in linux tend to be harder in
my experience. Often times installing one thing will have
requirements for other libraries that will get installed. Trying to
'uninstall' the original package will try to take out original
dependencies, but other programs installed later might require them,
and you'll be told that everything will be removed. Dealing with many
KDE packages, for example, nets me this result. On macs, I rarely see
that sort of dependency-hell (to borrow a phrase) because there's a
fairly large, relatively known base of core libraries that people
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:20 PM, Maxwell Spangler
<maxpublic08 at maxwellspangler.com> wrote:
> The root of the message is off topic but I'll relate it to Linux so the
> discussion has some merits to this forum. Pardon me.
> A friend's Mac iBook has Panther 10.3.9 installed. I downloaded the
> latest version of Safari 3.1.1 and installed it. When I clicked on
> Safari, nothing would happen. My guess is that Safari 3.1.1. requires
> 10.4 or 10.5 and that this is a classic case of something being missing.
> This gave me a chance to explore Mac OS X a bit more and I managed to
> find a console. When I have that up and run Safari, a rather long list
> (40+) of messages apear stating 'NS.. something not set" (it's not in
> front of me right now so I'm giving you the idea.) Basically looks like
> lots of stuff is wrong of missing.
> So.. on Linux I would simply remove the Safari package, download an
> older one and install that one. I've had really good luck with that
> But on a Mac, solutions are often simpler and right in front of me. A
> little exploring on the web suggested just going into /Applications and
> dragging "Safari" to the trash would uninstall it, but doing this has
> left the Safari icon in the dock with a big question mark on it.
> So.. how can I uninstall the uncompatible Safari 3.1.1 and install the
> older 1.2 I downloaded?
> Would love to read a brief but descriptive description of how Mac OS X
> does packages compared to Linux.
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