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Updating apps

by cpatmath / September 8, 2012 3:02 AM PDT

When I attempt to install Safari 4 on my Mac OS 10.4, I get a message saying it cannot be installed, and a newer version is previously installed. But when I start Safari I'm getting version 3. How do I determine what 'newer' version has been installed and execute it when I click on the Safari icon?

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Search your machine for other copies of Safari
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 8, 2012 4:18 AM PDT
In reply to: Updating apps

Could be that you have 4 installed but the icon in the dock is pointing at version 3

If you find the Version 4, remove the existing icon from the dock, by dragging it onto the desktop, and then drag the V4 down into the dock.

Let us know if that fixed it


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Safari update
by cpatmath / September 8, 2012 6:50 AM PDT

I searched pkg and the latest version I found was 4.1.3. Attempting to install produced a message saying that it did not install correctly. So I tried 4.1.2 and received the message and got the aforementioned message that a newer version had been installed.

What determines if a program has been installed, the .app file or some other hidden file? And which log is the error message in?

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Ignore the pkg for a moment.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 8, 2012 9:10 AM PDT
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Check the Applications folder and see if you have two copies of Safari in there.

Command + F and put in Safari will do a search for you.

No need for digging yet


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by cpatmath / September 9, 2012 12:55 AM PDT

There is only one safari in the Applications folder, which I had named safari3, the version 3. When I did that, the icon when you do a mouseover says safari3.

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