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Safari Failed After Snow Leopard Install

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Jul 20, 2013 3:28 PM

Swallowing pride and demonstrating my ignorance. Upgraded by wife's Macbook (Late 2008, Black Plastic, 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 3 gig) to Snow Leopard. All was well but Safari failed to open. Sent error report to Apple. Thinking it was just like any other application. I moved to Trash and thought I could just re-download it like FireFox. Of course, I can't do that.


Unfortunately, OS X seems to treat this like a system file. As a reult a part of the error report reads as follows: "Expected in: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework/Versions/A/Safari"


I tried moving the Safari app from the Trash to the destination shown in the path above knowing that it probably wouldn't work....and of course this time I was right about something.


I could reinstall....but don't want to do another thing to make things worse since I already have blood on my hands.


Any suggestions or should I just spend $19 and call Apple Support?


Please don't beat me up any more than I have already self inflicted.




Process:    Safari [138]
Path:        /Users/Beth/Desktop/
Version:    5.1.7 (6534.57.2)
Build Info:  WebBrowser-75345702~2
Code Type:  X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process:  launchd [101]


Date/Time:  2013-07-19 18:16:39.388 -0500
OS Version:  Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D575)

Report Version:  6


Interval Since Last Report:      24 sec
Crashes Since Last Report:      1

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report:   1



Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue:


Dyld Error Message:

  Symbol not found: _SafariMain

  Referenced from: /Users/Beth/Desktop/

  Expected in: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework/Versions/A/Safari


Model: MacBook4,1, BootROM MB41.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 3 GB, SMC 1.31f1

Graphics: Intel GMA X3100, GMA X3100, Built-In, 144 MB

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 3 Gig, Mid '08


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