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  • roens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    "That link" is available via your own computer (unique per each of us running OSX). As JackSpayed indicated, here's how to find your very own version of the URL to download an older Safari installer from Apple. The command below is one line, and may be easiest done by copy/pasting it into Terminal. You can also substitute the "Safari6" at the end with "Safari4", if you're looking for a 4.x version of it…

     

     

     

    Re: Safari Quits Every Time OpenedTo get the correct URL do this

     

    Terminal:

     

    curl $(strings /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SoftwareUpdate.framework/SoftwareUpdate | grep http://swscan) | grep Safari6

     

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)

    wyomingpat wrote:

     

    That link is no longer available

    Yes, but that's the hard way.

     

    Try this alternative solution that seems to be working for several users, especially those who have somehow managed to install more than one WebKit framework:

    Courtesy of Yuengdog1983

     

    1. Open Finder and navigate to: /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/

    2. Drag WebKit.framework to the trash

    3. Run software update and install Safari > do not launch safari after it is installed

    4. Restart computer

    5. Launch Safari

  • salakazam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    MadMacs0 wrote:

     

    wyomingpat wrote:

     

    That link is no longer available

    Yes, but that's the hard way.

     

    Try this alternative solution that seems to be working for several users, especially those who have somehow managed to install more than one WebKit framework:

    Courtesy of Yuengdog1983

     

    1. Open Finder and navigate to: /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/

    2. Drag WebKit.framework to the trash

    3. Run software update and install Safari > do not launch safari after it is installed

    4. Restart computer

    5. Launch Safari

    Can someone please tell me how to apply this solution to Snow Leopard 10.6.8?

    I'm unable to find the StagedFrameworks folder. The only webkit.framework I have is under /System/Library/Frameworks/  and if you try to delete it what actually happen is software update crashes.

    Thanks in advance (sorry for my English).

  • matinthehat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, This solution worked for me. The download site was coming up unauthorized. The Terminal command was giving me a similar response. After 2 reinstalls of Lion trying to get Safari back this solution finally worked for me. Note that I had 2 webkit frameworks in the folder and I deleted both of them. (I had also force deleted Safari by this time as I had tried to download and install the Softpedia version of Safari but was getting an error that the version on my computer was newer than the one I was trying to install.)

     

    Thanks to MadMacs0 and Yuengdog1983 for the fix.

  • pjher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks MadMacs0 for your help! (Trashing the Webkit.framework file)

    Great solution for the only problem I had reinstalling Lion on an old Mac.

    Safari now works! Brilliant.

  • benedict29 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    pardon me but why does this shows up when I'm clicking your link? can you please help me? I'm kinda new here, but have the same problem with safari crashing or not responding.. i have a Mac book air version 10.8.5

     

    thank you so much

     

    Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 3.44.42 PM.png

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)

    benedict29 wrote:

     

    why does this shows up when I'm clicking your link?

    Because he posted it almost two years ago and it's long gone. Problems with a crashing Safari are quite different today, so start a new discussion, describe your problem in detail and post the crash report.

  • switcher39 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Tried the link and rec'd message that I was not authorized to download. Any suggestions?

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)

    See my response to benedict29 directly above yours.

  • switcher39 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Thanks for the info. I've been chasing this thing around all day - reinstalling Lion 3 times with the same result. I'll post crash message later.

  • Jim Cochrane Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am talking to you on Safari … this worked … and I too have two WebKit.framework … thank you

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Trane Francks wrote:

     

    gregoryfromcork wrote:

     

    If you are using Lion 10.7.4 try the following, it worked for me:

     

    Download and install Safari 6 from this link (it's the link used by software update to download Safari6 for Lion 10.7.4)  :

    http://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/37/23/041-5058/lr5tynbldi18zcrqo8a8uq88 rnjushqliu/Safari6Lion.pkg

     

    I just bought a refurb MBA that shipped with 10.7.3. After the combo update to 10.7.5, Safari was at v5.1.7 and crashing at startup. Thanks to this tidbit, Safari works again. We'll see whether anything else is broken and needs fixing.

     

    Cheers!

    For anybody coming to this thread, this software download seems to be no longer available. The URL returns a 403 Forbidden error. (I just went through a clean install on old hardware and ran into the crash issue anew.

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)

    Trane Francks wrote:

     

    MadMacs0 wrote:

     

    RacoonCreek wrote:

     

    I did use the link ( that means I'm now on safari 6.0)

    BUT

     

    The software version should be 6.0.2.... and the software update for Lion doesn't detect the update for safari.

    Here is an alternative solution that seems to be working for several users, especially those who have somehow managed to install more than one WebKit framework:

    Courtesy of Yuengdog1983 <https://discussions.apple.com/people/Yuengdog1983>

     

    1. Open Finder and navigate to: /System/Library/StagedFrameworks/Safari/

    2. Drag WebKit.framework to the trash

    3. Run software update and install Safari > do not launch safari after it is installed

    4. Restart computer

    5. Launch Safari

    And this got me from 6.0. to 6.0.2. Thank you. <3

    On a fresh install from 10.7.4 to 10.7.5 and applying all software updates, deleting the WebKit*.framework files to the trash and running Software Update successfully upgraded the system from Safari 5.1.7 to 6.1.6.

  • dr_flokk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This one was hard, I downloaded Safari 8.0.4 for Yosemite on my Mountain Lion ... the reason was that some extensions were complaining.

    Of course that broke my Safari completely and at some point my browser would crash like this:

    Application Specific Information:
    dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries
    
    Dyld Error Message:
      Library not loaded: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework/Versions/A/Safari
      Referenced from: /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
      Reason: image not found
    
    Binary Images:
           0x10e65a000 -        0x10e65afff  com.apple.Safari (6.2.4 - 8537.85.13.7) <E284F36A-40DE-3092-941F-5CD8AC77A808> /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
        0x7fff6e25a000 -     0x7fff6e28e94f  dyld (210.2.3) <8958FE97-5830-3928-BC38-23136E7D3783> /usr/lib/dyld
    

     

    I tried all kind of solutions including all suggested here, the only one that worked was copying the frameworks from a time machine backup like this:

    /Volumes/Backupdrive/Backups.backupdb/MacBook Pro/2015-02-22-075515/MAC OS X/System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework

    to

    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework.

    of course for that you will need to have root priviledges in the console.

     

    I hope this helps someone who is "creative" in trying to install incompatible versions of safari.

  • doncarlosdon Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did a clean install of OSX Lion,  after years of things accumulating in my mac, and was surprised by Safari not working.

     

    I ran into the trouble described at the beginning of this thread regarding Safari not working after an upgrade to OSX Lion.  I thought should be an easy fix, right.

    I tried several of the methods here including the  deleting of the PrivateFrameworks, et. al. 


    Even after the lengthy software updates, still didn't work.  And those of you that tried to find a usable link to simply download Safari 6.0 probably were led to dead links or to the Apple site, that sent you to the Apps Store, and no direct link.

     

    I almost gave up until I found this usable link, via WebCrawler search engine, and voila',  free and easy working download. Simple as it should be.  Yes, it worked.   Hope it is a simple solution for you as well.

     

    Just scroll down to EXTERNAL MIRROR 4   6.1.6 Lion

    http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Internet-Utilities/Safari.shtml#download

     

    Best Regards

    Don

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