Swallowing pride and demonstrating my ignorance. Upgraded by wife's Macbook (Late 2008, Black Plastic, 2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo, 3 gig) to Snow Leopard. All was well but Safari failed to open. Sent error report to Apple. Thinking it was just like any other application. I moved to Trash and thought I could just re-download it like FireFox. Of course, I can't do that.
Unfortunately, OS X seems to treat this like a system file. As a reult a part of the error report reads as follows: "Expected in: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework/Versions/A/Safari"
I tried moving the Safari app from the Trash to the destination shown in the path above knowing that it probably wouldn't work....and of course this time I was right about something.
I could reinstall....but don't want to do another thing to make things worse since I already have blood on my hands.
Any suggestions or should I just spend $19 and call Apple Support?
Please don't beat me up any more than I have already self inflicted.
NON COMPOS MENTIS USER
|Code Type:||X86-64 (Native)|
Parent Process: launchd 
|Date/Time:||2013-07-19 18:16:39.388 -0500|
|OS Version:||Mac OS X 10.6.3 (10D575)|
Report Version: 6
|Interval Since Last Report:||24 sec|
|Crashes Since Last Report:||1|
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Dyld Error Message:
Symbol not found: _SafariMain
Referenced from: /Users/Beth/Desktop/Safari.app/Contents/MacOS/Safari
Expected in: /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Safari.framework/Versions/A/Safari
Model: MacBook4,1, BootROM MB41.00C1.B00, 2 processors, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4 GHz, 3 GB, SMC 1.31f1
Graphics: Intel GMA X3100, GMA X3100, Built-In, 144 MB