Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to RHatCal)
I had a copy of 5.6.1 on another Mac, and I was able to copy it to the desktop of my MacBook Air running Mountain Lion. I was not able to copy it to the utilities folder, where the newer version resides, however. I tried renaming the older version by adding 5.6.1 to the name, but I still was not allowed to place it in the utilities folder, or remove the newer version.
The simple solution was to place 5.6.1 directly in the applications folder; the newer version is in the utilities folder where it always has been.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2012 12:23 AM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Thanks Doug - this worked brilliantly. Another satisfied customer!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 9:36 PM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Thank you so much, Doug! This is fantastic. Brilliant work!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to markhhsp)
You can also use the free program The Unarchiver to extract the files.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 10:56 AM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Instructions fail at step 5 (xar). When I run the command, rather than seeing a directory by the name of "AirportUtility.pkg" with a "Payload" file inside it, I'm getting... another copy of an installer file: what looks like the same package I started with, only with a new creation date, and a smaller file size. So there's nothing to extract with tar (or gzcat). Kinda baffled here.
Any thoughts? I'm on a MacBook Pro, OSX 10.8.2.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to sean.peters)
Ok, I was ultimately successful. Neither tar nor gzcat was able to open the newly created package file, failing with an error something like "bad CPU type". But Finder gave me the option to look inside the archive, and I found the Payload file within. Dragged Payload into a new folder... but again, neither tar nor gzcat would open it, failing it with the same error. But it gave me the opportunity open it with an archive utility, which solved the problem... providing the three folders discussed. So I'm up and running.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 12:33 PM (in response to Douglas Urner)
There is also a free utility called Unpkg ( http://www.timdoug.com/unpkg/ ) that will extract the contents of any install PKG very neatly. You can skip all the "Termitis" and just go straight to the .app file.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 8:17 PM (in response to Bob Timmons)
Cheers! Right you are. Perfect solution, thank you!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Many thanks - just simply awesome!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 9, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Absolutely smackingly perfect! I'm going to take this solution with me to work so customers coming in with older airport issues can be assisted!! I just tried it out and was successful. BTW the contents of the library and system folders that are extracted are NOT necessary and CAN be trashed.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 2:43 AM (in response to Douglas Urner)
This worked perfectly - many thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 22, 2012 7:28 AM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Thanks that works. How annoying Apple.
Why doesn't Apple either fix the download that their own software (the current Airport Utility on ML) tells you to go get to point you to a version that installs on the OS that the stupid utility is running on? It's not like Airport Utility hasn't been updated since ML came out.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Here's the year's "Man! I Felt JUST Like a Smart Hacker Guy" award for Douglas Urner.
I followed the instructions, and it worked, and *I* felt like a genius. And that's what it's all about.
Thanks, Douglas. Have a merry Christmas.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 24, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Sgt X)
Or you could use Unpkg and just drag the app to your desktop. I think nobody reads the last page of these threads.
Unpkg ( http://www.timdoug.com/unpkg/ ) - I have nothing to do with it except as a user
Currently Being ModeratedDec 30, 2012 3:07 PM (in response to Douglas Urner)
Cheers! Worked for me. Glad to get that version back.