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Can anyone provide me with a link to download the latest version of Safari prior to the 3.0 beta. I blew it away by mistake and can't seem to find a version that will reinstall on 10.4.9
 

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You'll have to get it off of your original Install CDs. Not sure if you can just install Safari alone, or if the installer does a general applications reinstall.

There's also Pacifist, which lets you pick-and-choose items from within install packages, which may be able to extract just Safari.

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It isn't the latest but Safari 2.0.1 (PPC -- not Universal) can be downloaded here:
Apple - Support - Downloads - Safari Update 2.0.1

Note that it will downgrade WebKit as well, so hopefully the 10.4.9 Combo updater will bring everything to the current level. Or else, Safari 3 beta replaces these components anyway so if you decide to stick with version 3 (despite being beta), that might be ok as well.

But it is PPC only so if you are on an Intel Mac, it won't run natively so you'll have to go with the DVD.
 

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Your question is different from the original poster's, which was to restore a copy of Safari 2 to allow the Safari 3 beta installation to proceed.

If you have already installed Safari 3 and everything worked correctly, all of the old files should have been archived and should be put back if you run the uninstaller included in the Safari 3 beta dmg.

The copied version of Safari 2 by itself should still run, but note that the Safari 3 installer replaced more than just Safari - eg. it updated the "Dock", Webkit and JavaScriptGlue frameworks...
 

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Can anyone provide me with a link to download the latest version of Safari prior to the 3.0 beta. I blew it away by mistake and can't seem to find a version that will reinstall on 10.4.9
What is with apple? Why should reinstalling a browser be such a pain in the rear?
So, Apple is responsible for your mistakes now?
 

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The Safari 3 Beta .dmg includes two package files. The first is the Beta which also includes updates to the WebKit used by Safari and other apps and some other bits and pieces. The other package is an uninstaller that, as I understand it, not only removes the Beta software, but re-installs any of the software that Apple updated (ie: WebKit and other things).

If I understand the original poster's issue, he *should* be able to run the uninstaller and get everything back. If the uninstaller is saying that it won't work without the Beta version being there then all I can suggest is reinstalling the beta and then using the uninstaller.
 

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If you people are using BETA software, you assume all risks and liabilities. If you don't not accept those risks, do not install beta software. I don't know a single beta software that's not a pain in the but to uninstall.

I say redownload the Safari 3 beta, then run the uninstaller. There may be a backup of Safari 2 on your system only accessible via the uninstaller.
 

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Given all of the browsers out there that just install a browser (mostly by drag and drop no less), why would anyone expect Safari 3 to be different? It seems odd that beta testing Apple's browser requires you to also beta test the app, a bunch of frameworks potentially impacting other programmes and a new Dock.

I haven't tried the methods first hand, but there seem to be ways to install WebKit nightlies independently of the system installed Webkit. It apparently is also possible to put the WebKit and various other frameworks inside the application package so that everything is self contained. If this is possible, then it would have been far less intrusive if Apple had used that approach.

Taking a second look at the uninstaller, it looks like it restores the frameworks and Safari, but I don't think it restores the original "Dock". I admit haven't looked too closely so if anyone sees that the Dock is in fact restored, I would be interested in seeing how the uninstaller does it.

So the impact of testing Safari 3 seems to go deeper than one might normally expect when trying out a new browser -- a more prominent warning might be in order.
 
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