CarbonLib 1.6?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Classic, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. Classic macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001
    Excuse my ignorance, but how can I tell what verion of CarbonLib I have installed on my computer?

    Apple has just recently released a stand alone version of it's CarbonLib 1.6

    Apparently it was available through Sofware Update too. I've updated regularly, and don't recall having downloaded CarbonLib 1.6 from the Software Update. Nor does it appear in my Software Update Log...

    So, how do I tell what version I've got installed, and do I need to install it if I've got an older version?

    In updating, what risks do I run, and what backups should I make, if any?

  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Look at:

    System Folder/Extensions/CarbonLib

    The file should have a created/modified date around 6/17/2002 or show version 1.6 when you do a Get Info - Command-i
  3. Classic thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2001
    Thanks Sun Baked.

    Thanks Sun Baked,

    I just checked and found that it is version 1.4 from July 2001.

    I'm pretty sure that is what it came preinstalled with. It's a Quicksilver DP 800.

    So, should I update it? Is it a big deal that I would need to backup anything first?

    Do I have to update to 1.5 first, and then go to 1.6?

    Thanks again.
  4. Draft macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    Have you tried using the software update control panel? It might do everything for you there.

  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    The CarbonLib Updater should just update the one file, though I haven't looked inside the stand alone updater - just guessing.

    And you should always have backups of any files you can't risk losing...
  6. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    it also shows it in the apple system profiler

    make sure to keep a copy of your old one though (although you can usually grab them off the net at versiontracker)

    some apps don't play nice with new carbonLibs....
  7. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    i thought that CarbonLib 1.5 was the latest.
    i read that 1.6 was just released for developers. or maybe i'm wrong.

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