8448 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2010 2:08 PM by andyBall_uk
Delete the current Safari application by dragging it to the Trash.
Insert your install disc, open the Optional Installs folder, then open Optional Installs.mpkg
An Installer will start... click Continue. When you get to the Installation Type in the window on the right you will see: Applications. Click the Disclosure triangle so it faces down. Select Safari and click Continue.
When it's done repair disk permissions...
Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of "messages" in the permissions window, it's ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.
Open System Preferences/Software Updates - Scheduled Check. Make sure the box next to:
Download updates automatically is *not selected*.
as baltwo says - Safari 5 is available for Leopard, and the fact that it installed at all, shows that you did use the Leopard version of the install package, since the Snow Leopard version checks made before any files are written, to see that you're not running anything except OS X 10.6.x.
That said, it's very likely you have some add-on or plugin which conflicts badly with Safari 5.
You can see Apple's advice on that Unsupported third-party add-ons may cause Safari to unexpectedly quit or have performance issues
and also perhaps locate the Crash Report that may have been added to Home/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/ when Safari wouldn't launch...
it'll be named something like
where the date is the most recent one you see.