Why is Safari 5.1 download page from Apple is SL only?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by HiFiGuy528, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I tried to reinstall Safari 5.1 on my 11" Air running Lion, but could not because Safari 5.1 from Apple download page is Snow Leopard. Where's the Lion version? What's going on at Apple?

    http://www.apple.com/safari/download/
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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  3. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    Clarification, the 5.1 version that comes with Lion is a different build than the one for SL. You need your install disk to re-install Safari 5.1 on Lion.
     
  4. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Since there is no way to uninstall 5.1 from lion it would make no sense to have an installer.
     
  5. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Oh? Huh, that's weird... if I run
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    sudo rm /Applications/Safari.app
    it will uninstall quite easily. Also, if I move it to the Trash in PathFinder it works just fine. Finder prevents it, but that doesn't mean "there is no way". There's always a way, Finder just makes it difficult (and rightly so).

    That being said, you should NEVER EVER remove Safari from OS X. I'm just illustrating that it's possible.
     
  6. killerrobot macrumors 68020

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    I'm so going to remove Safari right now from Lion. Thanks for the how-to. ;)
     
  7. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    ok great you can forcibly remove the app....and why would you do this?
     
  8. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    You must not have read my post very closely. I said that you wouldn't ever actually want to do this. I'm simply pointing out that saying there's no way to do it, as you did, is not correct and it can be done.

    It's just a terrible idea to do so.
     
  9. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I removed Safari successfully. There is no install disc with the new 11" Air. I tried Restore partition but it is a FULL Lion install. Another issue was the internal HD was LOCKED so I can't do a full Lion install from Restore partition. WTF?! Apple is starting to piss me off.
     
  10. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Why? Safari contains somewhat critical pieces that the OS uses. It doesn't take up that much space either.

    This I don't understand. What says it is locked?
     

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