Cant install Safari on Panther, 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hilarleo, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. hilarleo macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've just endured a stolen lappy
    [PBook Aluminum serial# W8541432RG4]
    and am now using my
    PBook Titanium, OS X 10.3.9 [dual cracked-hinges model].

    I'm having the same issue a member had here back in 2003
    [thread: "Cant install safari on Panther? WTH?"].
    That thread peters out w/o obvious resolutions.

    I've already tried archive&install from my original install disks.
    Nothin' Safari is being installed from the installation disk;
    nor do I find Safari available as and individual app on the OS X disks;
    so I tried a gratuitous "disk repair". No repairs were done.

    I wish to find and re-install a current Safari version
    which might handle Web 2.0.

    thanks all,
    hilarleo

    - - -
    edit-
    thanks all for your kind responses.
    Sorry, I guess I meant to say that
    I wish a 'more updated' supported Safari version.
    Whereas all supported versions may be 'current',
    and we wont have the 'latest' version without [Snow]Leopard.

    But before my original problem & [uninstall] deletion of Safari
    I was certainly running a later version;
    I believe it was Safari v.1.3.4,
    & it worked well enough.

    Like user DeadlyBreakfast
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=52255
    the underlying issue is this app is not installing from my Panther disks.
    I dont have indications of corrupted disk.
    I'd be happy with the original install-
    I'd have a better chance at automatically installing appropriate Safari updates.
    I am working with the available Safari 1.0 download
    but Software Update does not update the download,
    and every update that I've downloaded is rejected as unuseable.

    So - How do I get back to Safari 1.3.4?

    thanks again
    hilarleo
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #2
    Current version? No.

    Current version requirements: Any Mac running Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.2 or Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 (or higher).
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #3
    Yeah, sorry, Safari 2.x is not supported in Panther. The appropriate APIs aren't there.

    Just install Firefox 3 and be done with it. Or if you're one of those people ;) Opera 9 or whatever else floats you.

    Or buy a used copy of Tiger for $30....

    P.S. Sorry about the theft. That always stinks....
     
  4. hilarleo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #4
    Panther disk wont install Safari - clarification

    thanks all for your kind responses.
    Sorry, I guess I meant to say that
    I wish a 'more updated' supported Safari version.
    Whereas all supported versions may be 'current',
    and we wont have the 'latest' version without [Snow]Leopard.

    But before my original problem & uninstall of Safari
    I was certainly running a later version;
    I believe it was Safari v.1.3.4,
    & it worked well enough.

    Like user DeadlyBreakfast
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=52255
    the underlying issue is this app is not installing from my Panther disks.
    I dont have indications of corrupted disk.
    I'd be happy with the original install-
    I'd have a better chance at automatically installing appropriate Safari updates.
    I am working with the available Safari 1.0 download
    but Software Update does not update the download,
    and every update that I've downloaded is rejected as unuseable.

    So - How do I get back to Safari 1.3.4?

    thanks again
    hilarleo
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #5
    I think you should stop trying to be so poetic and speak in complete sentences. :p

    1) The most recent version of Safari most certainly doesn't require Snow Leopard. It's available on Tiger and Leopard.

    2) The latest Safari for Panther won't be on your install discs, because Safari was updated relatively late in the Panther cycle. What you want to do is install Panther from the discs and then use the software updater to run the combo updater to the final version of Panther (10.3.9) -- the result will be the latest version of Safari available to Panther users. If for some reason this isn't working for you, I'd recommend that you archive and install (and then run the combo update) rather than trying to use Pacifist or something to extract the old version of Safari off the install discs, install it onto a newer version of Panther that doesn't support it, and then try to find some way to get it to upgrade.
     
  6. hilarleo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mar 8, 2007
    #6
    I am glad for you that you can find this discussion lyrical.
    Unfortunately I've been frustrated with this for too long
    and I cant say the same.
    Nor can I see an incomplete sentence in my post.
    Maybe a dependent clause caught your ear-
    OR perhaps it's words like 'nor' that turn some people on?

    Exactly. Thank you.

    As [DeadlyBreakfast and] I wrote, somehow this isnt happening.
    But something in your sequence of suggestions confuses me.
    Your last sentence above suggests to
    " ..install Panther from the discs.."
    Then you next recommend an "archive and install" alternative.

    I'd understood such a simple install
    would clear memory of all my files
    and starts everything from 'factory' settings-
    making a subsequent 'Archive&Install' difficult.
    Do I misunderstand these terms?

    But either way, you are telling me to try the disks again.
    I have archive&install-ed several times.
    I 've tried every options these disks allow, &more than once-
    short of wiping my files and doing a complete reinstallation.


    I haven't done and don't plan any disk 'extraction'
    of Safari off of my install discs.
    The Safari 1.0 which I downloaded off the web
    is available in several interesting places
    [eg., http://www.brothersoft.com/safari-download-78521.html ]
    Oddly Mac gives away the other two Safari versions but
    doesn't support Safari for Panther.
    The discussions.apple.com list recommends Camino.
    http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=7877023&tstart=0
    But I've tried Camino.
    It's Firefox in Safari-lite skins.

    Finally I note another misrepresentation-
    When my Safari went wonky
    I moved Safari to the Trash and emptied Trash,
    which is what was recommended- No uninstaller was used.
    Would that be an issue?

    thanks again.
    hilarleo
     

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