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Lost Safari on OS X 10.5.8

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Feb 5, 2013 1:21 PM

I've tried various solutions offered on-line; I've searched and spotlighted; I've downloaded various versions of Safari, which are either too old ("you have a more recent version of Safari running...), or too new. I tried downloading the one I should apparently be running (5.0.3 Leopard) and got message saying it couldn't be run on my system. Now what??

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,595 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 2:15 PM (in response to Piwichu)
  • andyBall_uk Level 6 Level 6 (17,595 points)
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    Feb 6, 2013 2:58 AM (in response to Piwichu)

    Did this message show when attempting to run the installer , or did that go w/o incident, and the message comes when opening the new Safari ?.

     

    If you do a get-info in Finder on Applications/Safari, it shows 5.0.6 ?

    About this Mac shows 10.5.8 ?

     

    If it won't install & the OS version is correct, there's likely a mismatched

    /System/Library/Frameworks/WebKit.framework from attempting to use an incorrect Safari version... using the shareware Pacifist to 'force' the install of the 5.0.6 package usually takes care of that w/o needing to reinstall OS X or manually deleting the framework. As always, back up first.

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