Safari update...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cubist, Jun 3, 2003.

  1. cubist macrumors 68020

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    On all three of my computers, it says a newer version is already installed, and it won't install... am I missing something?
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    Are you using Software Update to get the new one? Try downloading the standalone, then trash the old one and install the new one. Strange that it's happening on 3 computers though.
     
  3. maradong macrumors 65816

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    i got the same prob on one of my machines. it installs the new version properly, and when i ran software update again, it says it is not installed.
     
  4. maradong macrumors 65816

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    anybody got an idea of how to solve that problem ?
     
  5. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    i've had nothing but errors with software update not recognizing that i don't have the latest version of certain pieces of software. sometimes it does work, but rarely. on the other hand, it always is right when i need an os x update.
     
  6. jimthorn macrumors 6502a

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    I've noticed strange behavior with Software Update too. I think what happens is that there are two kinds of "updates" that the program checks for.

    (1) What version of (OS, app, etc) do I already have installed, and is there a newer one available... in which case it installs the newer one.

    (2) Today a new (OS, app, etc) was released and I'm going to assume that it isn't installed, so let's install it.

    The second type I described comes from personal experience, since on days that new software is released, I often run Software Update, but then afterwards I run it again, just to make sure I got everything new. Sometimes it wants to install the item I just installed (Safari in particular comes to mind). I just cancel it, and then next day if I run it again it doesn't do this strange thing.

    I can only assume that Panther's version of Software Update will work better, as rumors suggest it is going to be improved in some way.
     

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