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  • njo_nz Calculating status...
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    Oct 26, 2012 12:31 AM (in response to Renderview)

    Awesome, this worked!!

  • susanfrombury st edmunds Calculating status...
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    Nov 10, 2012 12:43 PM (in response to lbh1876)

    Thanks Gregoryofcork. Have never had a problem accessing Safari until I took my Imac in as part of the 1Tb Seagate replacement programme. Guys in the shop put Lion on for me as I had previously upgraded from SL and I did my restore from Time Machine. Everything (including Parallels & all my Windows Apps / data) reinstalled just as I left them. Only problem was that Safari crashed each time I tried to use it (Chrome was fine). Clicked on Gregory's link to download Safari 6 & all seems to be hunky dory now (famous last words!!!).

     

    Thanks again - this forum is REALLY useful for stuff like this

  • RacoonCreek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 2:35 AM (in response to susanfrombury st edmunds)

    I have same scenario as you :

     

    replace 1TB seagate drive as part of program

    I restored using TM

    Safari wouldn't work and crashed out every time

     

    I did use the link ( that means I'm now on safari 6.0)

    BUT

     

    The software version should be 6.0.2.... and the software update for Lion doesn't detect the update for safari.

     

    Q: What version of safari are you on please ?  (click Safari, About Safari)

    Q: What happens when you run software update ?

  • LexSchellings Level 5 Level 5 (5,505 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:18 AM (in response to RacoonCreek)

    I suppose you have (Mountain) Lion.

    Start the computer and hold the Alt(option) key untile you see the choice of disks to start from: choose the Recovery Disk: it will then start the Recovery Disk; choose the Recovery of the OS; Do the Recovery (internet connection necessary); after the recovery you will have also "recovered" Safari; there will be no change in or loss of user data.

    Then Software Update will work again (and other glitches will be gone).

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:29 AM (in response to RacoonCreek)

    RacoonCreek wrote:

     

    I did use the link ( that means I'm now on safari 6.0)

    BUT

     

    The software version should be 6.0.2.... and the software update for Lion doesn't detect the update for safari.

    Here is an alternative solution that seems to be working for several users, especially those who have somehow managed to install more than one WebKit framework:

    Courtesy of Yuengdog1983 <https://discussions.apple.com/people/Yuengdog1983>

     

    1. Open Finder and navigate to: /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/

    2. Drag WebKit.framework to the trash

    3. Run software update and install Safari > do not launch safari after it is installed

    4. Restart computer

    5. Launch Safari

  • RacoonCreek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 7:22 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    This one (removing webkit etc) is the easiest of the options I'd been told about.

     

    1. Open Finder and navigate to: /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/

    2. Drag WebKit.framework to the trash

    3. Run software update and install Safari > do not launch safari after it is installed

    4. Restart computer

    5. Launch Safari

     

    And it worked !! :-D

     

     

     

    Recommended.  Thanks.

  • mundox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:18 PM (in response to lbh1876)

    Is there a logical explanation why Apple has made it so difficult to find a download of Safari? It really shouldn't be that difficult.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 10:54 PM (in response to mundox)

    mundox wrote:

     

    Is there a logical explanation why Apple has made it so difficult to find a download of Safari? It really shouldn't be that difficult.

    I don't know how logical it is, but I've read speculation that Apple was doing everything in their power to get users to upgrade to Safari 6 because the WebKit framework included some 120 secuirty vulnerability patches. Initially they took down all flavors of Safari 5.1.7 until they realized that left Snow Leopard users with nothing. They are also having issues with the transition from Software Update to the AppStore updates so SL and Lion users often find themselves falling thorough the crack.

  • jayktakoma Calculating status...
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    Dec 4, 2012 8:52 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    This did the trick. Thanks MadMac0  and Yuengdod1983!!

  • Mujtaba.Amir Calculating status...
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    Dec 11, 2012 5:27 PM (in response to Renderview)

    ~Thanks alot Renderview

    Thats the only thing worked after trying hundred of file deletion and other tricks

    really Appreciate it.

  • ethicalid Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 3:04 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    Mine is giving this error when i tried to run the command:

     

    curl: (6) Could not resolve host: rnjushqliu; nodename nor servname provided, or not known

     

    Please Help

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 10:46 AM (in response to ethicalid)

    It doesn't seem to work for everybody.

     

    Try this instead https://discussions.apple.com/message/19401696#19401696

  • irudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 6:55 AM (in response to MadMacs0)

    Señores y Señora,

     

    Safari 6 ended this very annoying problem fo me too. Was on Lion quite some time witn no trouble and Safari 5.something. Software update never proposed a 6. version. So the link to S6 did it.

     

    Cheers people!

     

    ps: a lot of lost time  again of course. 

  • Trane Francks Calculating status...
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:10 PM (in response to gregoryfromcork)

    gregoryfromcork wrote:

     

    If you are using Lion 10.7.4 try the following, it worked for me:

     

    Download and install Safari 6 from this link (it's the link used by software update to download Safari6 for Lion 10.7.4)  :

    http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/37/23/041-5058/lr5tynbldi18zcrqo8a8uq88 rnjushqliu/Safari6Lion.pkg

     

    I just bought a refurb MBA that shipped with 10.7.3. After the combo update to 10.7.5, Safari was at v5.1.7 and crashing at startup. Thanks to this tidbit, Safari works again. We'll see whether anything else is broken and needs fixing.

     

    Cheers!

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:15 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    MadMacs0 wrote:

     

    RacoonCreek wrote:

     

    I did use the link ( that means I'm now on safari 6.0)

    BUT

     

    The software version should be 6.0.2.... and the software update for Lion doesn't detect the update for safari.

    Here is an alternative solution that seems to be working for several users, especially those who have somehow managed to install more than one WebKit framework:

    Courtesy of Yuengdog1983 <https://discussions.apple.com/people/Yuengdog1983>

     

    1. Open Finder and navigate to: /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/

    2. Drag WebKit.framework to the trash

    3. Run software update and install Safari > do not launch safari after it is installed

    4. Restart computer

    5. Launch Safari

    And this got me from 6.0. to 6.0.2. Thank you. <3

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