13 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2013 3:50 PM by ubernaut
ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

if anyone knows how to do that i would be very greatful to know. Thanks!


Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Solved by Sasparilla256 on Jul 18, 2013 6:50 PM Solved

There is another way to do this on Lion (typing this from v5.1.9 on Lion) although in a bit of a roundabout way - v5.1.9 runs just fine on Lion, just like v5.1.7 does (Apple did not have 2 different versions of Safari v5.1.7 for Snow Leopard and Lion - they were the same Safari package and it appears that v5.1.9 is just a small update to v5.1.7). 

 

You need access to a machine that has Snow Leopard and v5.1.9 on it.  Then copy the v5.1.9 application to a thumbdrive etc. to transport it to your Lion machine.  On your Lion machine make a new directory in the Applications directory (you could call it "Old Safari v519") and then copy your v5.1.9 (from snow leopard) into the new directory.  If you have v5.1.7 I'd keep that just in case v5.1.9 turns out to have any issues.

 

Always just run one Safari at a time (you don't want corruption with two versions of Safari trying to access and update the same support files at the same time - but v5.1.9 should run fine from its new directory (mine does).  I've noticed that if I've run v6 it wipes out the Top Sites view alert when sites have updated their RSS (you have to run v5.1.7 or .9 a couple of times for it to establish itself again).

 

I have Lion, but wanted to let Safari update in the 6.x updates so I'd have the latest security updates (I keep thinking I'm going to switch over to it but always come back), but didn't want to loose v5.1.7.  So, before I let the 6.x updates happen I copied the Safari (v5.1.7) application from the Applications directory and (made a new directory in Applications directory "old Safari" and pasted a copy of the v5.1.7 in there).  This way v5.1.7 runs fine and I've let Safari keep getting 6.x updates (although I can never get used to not having RSS in there).

Reply by andyBall_uk on Jun 7, 2013 3:32 PM Helpful

You can't, it's for Snow Leo only (unless you make a virtual machine & install OS X 10.6.8 - but what is it you want to achieve  ?

Reply by andyBall_uk on Jun 8, 2013 7:49 AM Helpful

I see now, but  don't think you'll find any practical way to do that, although a few safari extensions exist to add an rss button which can manage & open them in google reader or other apps.

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  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    You can't, it's for Snow Leo only (unless you make a virtual machine & install OS X 10.6.8 - but what is it you want to achieve  ?

  • ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

    well i managed to avoid upgrading my Lion Safari 5 to Safari 6 because of the lack of RSS functionality i have decided to stay on v5 as long as possible but would like the security features avaialble in 5.1.9 since the last version for Lion was 5.1.7

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    I see now, but  don't think you'll find any practical way to do that, although a few safari extensions exist to add an rss button which can manage & open them in google reader or other apps.

  • ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

    yeah i think i will eventually have to switch to a seperate rss reader but the previous implementation was so much better. maybe theres still hope for safari afterall they did recently bring the scrubber bar to the mini player itunes which allowed me to eventually upgrade to itunes 7 (was clinging to itunes 6 as well).

     

    i wonder if theres away to extract the package. you know if theres actually a code difference for safari 5 SL versus Lion?

     

     

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    There's a difference - at very least insofar as the supporting system frameworks are altered & in somewhat different places in Lion+ vs Snow.

     

    Have a look with Pacifist & see if you can pull a Multi-Safari on it

  • ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

    thanks for the pointer you've been very helpful.

     

    i'm going to check that out when i have the time and report back the results if anyone else is interested, i will also give you some more points if it works out.

     

    thanks again!

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    If you do  - backup bookmarks/history etc first (as a minimum). I've mostly (a few years ago) found multi-safari very handy, but occasionally inconsistent when two 'safaris' are open at once.

  • ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

    ok will do thanks for the tip!

  • Sasparilla256 Level 1 Level 1

    There is another way to do this on Lion (typing this from v5.1.9 on Lion) although in a bit of a roundabout way - v5.1.9 runs just fine on Lion, just like v5.1.7 does (Apple did not have 2 different versions of Safari v5.1.7 for Snow Leopard and Lion - they were the same Safari package and it appears that v5.1.9 is just a small update to v5.1.7). 

     

    You need access to a machine that has Snow Leopard and v5.1.9 on it.  Then copy the v5.1.9 application to a thumbdrive etc. to transport it to your Lion machine.  On your Lion machine make a new directory in the Applications directory (you could call it "Old Safari v519") and then copy your v5.1.9 (from snow leopard) into the new directory.  If you have v5.1.7 I'd keep that just in case v5.1.9 turns out to have any issues.

     

    Always just run one Safari at a time (you don't want corruption with two versions of Safari trying to access and update the same support files at the same time - but v5.1.9 should run fine from its new directory (mine does).  I've noticed that if I've run v6 it wipes out the Top Sites view alert when sites have updated their RSS (you have to run v5.1.7 or .9 a couple of times for it to establish itself again).

     

    I have Lion, but wanted to let Safari update in the 6.x updates so I'd have the latest security updates (I keep thinking I'm going to switch over to it but always come back), but didn't want to loose v5.1.7.  So, before I let the 6.x updates happen I copied the Safari (v5.1.7) application from the Applications directory and (made a new directory in Applications directory "old Safari" and pasted a copy of the v5.1.7 in there).  This way v5.1.7 runs fine and I've let Safari keep getting 6.x updates (although I can never get used to not having RSS in there).

  • ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

    that's very interesting thanks for that info, now if i can only find a machine with snow leopard on it…

     

    so quick question have you installed the latest security update (Security Update 2013-003 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5806)? Another person in this thread https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4135311 said it had deactivated the rss functionality for him. Once i get a chance to test that out i'll come back and give you the prize for solving my problem.

  • ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

    so i have confrimed this as working for me too i am a little apprehensive about that latest security update based on what the guy said in the other thread, are fully up to date on your lion updates this is relatively new. Etiher way at least i am on the path towards a best of both world scenario which i oowe to you so thanks again!

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7

    I'm glad that it works in Lion

    I tested in Mountain Lion 10.8.4, and Safari 5.1.9 doesn't open a window, & crashes if a site is picked from the bookmarks menu, Same in a new user account. I don't have Lion currently to check.

  • ubernaut Level 1 Level 1

    thanks for the update!