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zillah2004 Level 1 Level 1
Dear All

I am new to iMAC world,and friend of mine he has got Mac OS Version 10.3.9 on iMAC G5.

I can not open safari if I double click it!!!!

He downloaded update (Safari311UpdTiger.dmg) for the already installed safari, I was able to extract Safari311UpdTiger.dmg to :

Safari311UpdUniv.pkg
Safari311UpdPPC.pkg

When I installed both of them nothing happen.

Then I read the quote below

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/17743
[quote]
Operating System Requirements:

This product is designed to run on the following operating systems:

* Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
* Mac OS X 10.5 PPC

[/quote]

1- Does that mean update above is not compatible with the version that I have got ?

2- Can I find updated safari for 10.3.9 ?

iMAC G5, Mac OS X (10.3.x), 512MB
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    Hi Zillah and welcome to the forums!

    Bottom line: there is no update for Safari for Panther. You need Tiger or Leopard to run Safari 3.1.1.
  • zillah2004 Level 1 Level 1
    Thanks for your help.

    Now when I double click the current installed safari it does not pop up!!!
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    He downloaded update (Safari311UpdTiger.dmg) for the already installed safari, I was able to extract Safari311UpdTiger.dmg to :

    Safari311UpdUniv.pkg
    Safari311UpdPPC.pkg

    When I installed both of them nothing happen.


    Small wonder it chokes! You have mixed up a lot of unwanted components which Panther cannot handle (why are you still on Panther?!).

    Go to Hard Disk/Library/Receipts and delete all files referring to Safari

    Go to Home/Library/and delete the folder Safari (you will lose your bookmarks)

    Now use your original Panther install disk to re-install Safari.
  • zillah2004 Level 1 Level 1
    Go to Hard Disk/Library/Receipts and delete all files referring to Safari<</div>
    I doubled click the icon "Macintosh HD" on the desktop,I could not find option for Library!!!! Sorry but I am newbie
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    It HAS to be there!

    In Finder, click on GO in the menu. Select Computer, then click on the Hard Disk icon.

    Do you not see it there?
  • zillah2004 Level 1 Level 1
    In Finder, click on GO in the menu. Select Computer, then click on the Hard Disk icon.

    <
    Thanks I did find it,since I do not have the origin Panther CD handy,can I download safari from the link below and install it ?

    <a class="jive-link-external-small" href="http://">http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/safari.html
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    Yep, that's the one.

    Once downloaded and installed use Software Update to check if you have the final Panther version.
  • zillah2004 Level 1 Level 1
    Once downloaded and installed use Software Update to check if you have the final Panther version.<</div>
    I downloaded that one and when i tried to install it it did not work, I do not why !!!!
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    What didn't work? Software Update? Safari? Panther?
  • zillah2004 Level 1 Level 1
    What didn't work? Software Update? Safari? Panther? <</div>
    Thanks Klaus1
    I have got no problem with Operating System Panther at this stage, the problem is with Safari , it does not pop up when I double click.

    Software Update?<</div>
    I beileve I have tried this but I will do it again to confirm

    Yes safari it did not work
  • walterpitt Level 1 Level 1
    I also have 10.3.9 and downloaded 3.1.1 thinking it was a Safari Update for me by mistake.
    I followed the advice on the post and had the same out come where safari won't relaunch or my mail either. Safari seems to be updated in my applicationsnow but will not relaunch. Do I need to delete safari also from my applications folder first as well? Is there a better download of the basic safari then the one posted? I have my panther disk but can not see any breakdown for safari downloads, just the general OS x.
    Please hlep.
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    Did you restart your Mac and repair permissions?

    Repairing permissions is an important part of regular maintenance, and should always be carried out both before and after any software installation or update.

    Go to Disk Utility (this is in your Utilities Folder in your Application folder) and click on the icon of your hard disk (not the one with all the numbers).

    In First Aid, click on Repair Permissions.

    This only takes a minute or two.

    Background information here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25751

    and here:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302672

    If you were having any serious problems with your Mac you might as well complete the exercise by repairing your hard disk as well. You cannot do this from the same start-up disk. Reboot from your install disk (holding down the C key). Once it opens, select your language, and then go to Disk Utility from the Utilities menu. Select your hard disk as before and click Repair.

    Once that is complete reboot again from your usual start-up disk.

    More useful reading here:

    Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417
  • zillah2004 Level 1 Level 1
    Did you restart your Mac and repair permissions?<</div>

    Repairing permissions is an important part of regular maintenance, and should always be carried out both before and after any software installation or update.


    Go to Disk Utility (this is in your Utilities Folder in your Application folder) and click on the icon of your hard disk (not the one with all the numbers).

    In First Aid, click on Repair Permissions.

    This only takes a minute or two.<

    I did this repair , still I am running in the same problem that I can not launch safari
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8
    You will have to reinstall Safari from your original Panther install disks.
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