5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 19, 2008 5:52 AM by QuickTimeKirk
Willow Laurance Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So i antecedently took safari off my computer. I have tried downloading it again but everytime i do it says that my computer does not meet the requirements for the update. HELP!!!!!!


BTW I have a mac mini that runs 10.4.9
  • Mulder Level 6 Level 6 (8,980 points)
    You should know by now that Apple doesn't let you download any application from their web site, so there's no point in looking for it or trying to install what you think is Safari; it won't work.

    If you want to reinstall Safari, you need to do this:

    1. Insert your Mac OS X 10.4 install/restore disc and navigate to the Optional Installs folder.
    2. Open the Optional Installs.mpkg file, check the box in the list of applications to install just Safari, then run the Installer.
    3. Quit the Installer when it's done, eject the disc, and you will have Safari 2.x.
    4. Download and install the 10.4.11 Combo Update. This will give you Safari 3.0.4.
    5. Download and install the Safari Update for Tiger. This will update Safari to 3.1.2.
    6. Use Disk Utility to Repair Permissions.

    Mulder
  • Adrian Clarke1 Level 4 Level 4 (3,580 points)
    Mulder wrote:
    You should know by now that Apple doesn't let you download any application from their web site, so there's no point in looking for it or trying to install what you think is Safari; it won't work.

    Mulder


    With respect, a somewhat sweeping statement. Apple does have a Downloads site, centre stage on which is Safari 3 for Mac and Windows.

    Regards,

    Adrian
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9 (50,885 points)
    The Safari links at that page are for updates of existing Mac versions.
    The original poster no longer has an existing version of Safari and must use the steps outlined above.
  • Adrian Clarke1 Level 4 Level 4 (3,580 points)
    QuickTimeKirk wrote:
    The Safari links at that page are for updates of existing Mac versions.
    The original poster no longer has an existing version of Safari and must use the steps outlined above.


    Fair comment, I stand corrected. I had wrongly assumed that, as the Windows download is a complete application, the Mac version was ditto. (One used to be able to d/l Safari complete. Maybe Safari 1?)

    I still take issue with Mulder's statement that "... Apple doesn't let you download any* application from their web site" when patently they do, and feel that his "You should know by now..." is an unnecessary put down of someone genuinely seeking help and who obviously didn't "...know by now". Like me, in fact

    Adrian

    *My italics
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 9 Level 9 (50,885 points)
    Yep. I concur.
    Us long time posters (giving answers and not questions) should consider the "implied" message as well as the "direct" answer we share.
    Just a slight change in the wording ("You should know by now") would have removed your issue with the statement. But it doesn't change the truth.
    Since Safari is a "free" application maybe Apple should post complete download links for it.
    Trouble is that Apple losses control over the install on unsupported systems and that would lead to even more trouble for end users.
    In the last few years Apple has "switched" many PC users. Some of them bring outdated methods of fixing problems (delete and re-install). It doesn't work that way on the Mac OS.
    Apple nearly always offers only updates to existing software as downloads. In the rare exception to that rule (iMovie 6.0.4) the downloaded installer is complete but it looks for an install of iMovie 7 before things work.
    I guess that now 4 of us know that "you should know by now...".