Help! Need WebKit.framework from 10.5.8

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  1. AmazingHenry macrumors 65816

    AmazingHenry

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    While testing some things, I accidentally lost the WebKit.framework file from my Power Mac G5 (I know, I should've backed up/should've been more careful. Sorry). I've tried the file from the 10.5.8 Combo update, and all of my WebKit applications (like Mail) crash on startup. I assume the version from my Leopard install disc would be too old. Does anyone know where I can get this file? Thanks.
     
  2. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    The Safari package is where the old Webkit framework is iirc. You'll need to download and install the last one for PPC from Apple.

    Or you can use Leopard Webkit, which is fully standalone, and relink things like Mail against that.
     
  3. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Re-linking through Leopard-WebKit is a good idea. I couldn't find the download from Apple, so that looks like my only choice at this point.
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    Well, with my luck, that didn't work. After re-linking Mail against Leopard-WebKit, it crashes just like it did before.
     
  4. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Sometimes an archive and install is easier than mucking around with a messed up install.
     
  5. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are you suggesting I re-install Mac OS X?
     
  6. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Alright, I will soon. Now's a very inconvenient time and I can live without my WebKit apps for a few days.
     
  7. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    This is making me wonder exactly what system call all those apps are making that just isn't there anymore.
     
  8. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm upgrading my iBook G4 from Tiger to Leopard, and then I'll pull the framework from that.
     
  9. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    Once again, I speak from experience. It usually ends up being a lot less work to just reinstall than try and put bandaids on to fix a screw-up.

    Archive and install takes 2 hours, with an extra half our or so to update it.
     
  10. AmazingHenry thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've already installed Leopard on my iBook (something I had to do anyway) and copied the Webkit.framework file. Everything is working great now, no problems!
     

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