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Trisha Foster Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
I want to uninstall Safari 5 because I am having problems with it.
I want to re install Safari 4.0.5 but I am not able to because My computer still thinks I have Safari 5 installed on it, I have Trashed the Safari 5 App but there is more safari 5 still installed onto my computer but I don't know where to look, does anyone know how I can uninstall Safari 5 so I can re install Safari 4.0.5?
Trisha Foster

Mini Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPod Touch 16 GB 2nd Gen
  • BearRunner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just finished doing it ...... Safari from applications >>> DRAG TO TRASH! All it took. Then used my #1 starter disk and reloaded Safari 4 from Backups.

    Glad to have my computer and the speed back!!! ... no crashes!! I'll surely wait before loading Safari 5 again till they get it fixed.
  • Trisha Foster Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have Trashed the Safari 5 App and deleted it, just like you did, but use a starter Disk.
    What do you mean your # 1 starter Disk? would that be your OS Disk? if so, you re installed your OS Disk back on over the same OS that your using now?? How did you did you do that?
    Where would my Backups be if I have a backup Folder?
    "OH" wait I have my Backups from my time Machine turned off because my 2nd External HD isn't working too well and I need a new one.
    Do you have another suggestions or idea for me to reload safari 4?
    Thanks Trisha Foster
  • KJK555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
    open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app),
    at the prompt:
    sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.Safari50SnowLeopard
    (press return, enter admin password, press return again)
    note: cut and paste the above command recommended

    Reinstall Safari 405.
  • Peter MacAppler Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks KJK555 for uninstall Safari 5.0 instructions but how do I reinstall Safari 405?
    Don't see where i can download Safari 405 to install.
    Can you do that from snow leopard install disk or time machine?
    Will that fix other stupid changes to webkit and any other files Safari 50 has stuffed?
    Wish apple would get back to independent self contained apps as this spewing files all over my system and changing files that other apps use for a web browser is as bad as windoze internet explorer stupidity.
    As a result Safari 5.0 has not only stuffed up web browsing but also effects other apps like Filemaker & iCal that send emails with attachments end up unreadable with a black text on black backgrounds.
    Last time I will trust Safari installs
  • KJK555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
    http://support.apple.com/kb/DL877

    Be sure to download the Snow Leopard Version.

    This version should replace the files changed by Safari 5.0

    Message was edited by: KJK555
  • ProMaxed Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi KJK555, This is soooo much simpler than what I went through. I assume that this is the script that tells the OS to disregard or forget the previous safari 5 install, and will then allow the 4.0.5 to be installed without giving the installer message "cannot install, newer version already installed"...?
    Thanks for your help!

    open Terminal (/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app),
    at the prompt:
    sudo pkgutil --forget com.apple.pkg.Safari50SnowLeopard
    (press return, enter admin password, press return again)
    note: cut and paste the above command recommended
  • ProMaxed Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Okay, KJK555, I tried the script, but I still get the following message from the 405 installer:
    "Safari can't be installed on this disk. This volume already has a newer version of Safari installed".
    Also, when I look under "installed updates" within software update in system pref's it is showing the Safari 5.0 installer. Another note which may be of significance, terminal reported back that it couldn't find the com.apple.pkg.Safari50SnowLeopard. I pasted the script as you instructed. Tried it twice. Any further suggestions?
    Thanks,
    John
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,490 points)
    I imagine there should be a period . between the 5 and 0

    I didn't know that pkgutil could modify system & framework version strings.
  • ProMaxed Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Hi Andy, thanks for your reply. I tried your suggestion and still get the following terminal response:

    "No receipt for 'com.apple.pkg.Safari5.0SnowLeopard' found at '/'.
    John-xxxs-MacBook-Pro:~"
  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,490 points)
    my mistake - the original package has the period, but not the receipt.
  • KJK555 Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
    Hi Guys:
    to get a list of the installed packages:
    pkgutil --pkgs

    Be aware that I did the hard work for you guys this time. I compared the files in the Safari 5 and
    Safari 405 packages and found they used a similar set of package files. If they did not use the same
    package format, then replacing the later 5.0 package most likely would not have been possible.

    Kj
  • cfg123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am waiting for a tech call booked for tomorrow on how to remove Safari 5. I am so regretting doing the "software update" on this. My computer has slowed so much. Hopefully they will work out the bugs and problems.
  • holidayhanson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I tried the terminal line mentoned above and also got the no receipt message also.

    Just got off the phone with Apple Care and their suggestion was to do a archive and install. I said no thank you on that one.

    Is there a way to use time machine to get my computer back to how it was before I did the software update?
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