Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Safari 4.0.3 Intel Tiger Installer Bug

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Intro: If you didn't read the comment I added to my last article about 10.5.8, please do. The script problem I described is isolated to only the Intel Combo updater for 10.5.8. So far I have found no reports of problems using the normal Software Update updater for Intel Macs.

Today's problem:

This one has also been verified. It is apparently restricted to the Intel version of the Safari 4.0.3 updater for Tiger.

Symptom:

After installing Safari 4.0.3, you run it and find Safari locks up while loading a web page. The lockup consists of going into permanent sit-and-spin mode via the twirling lollipop of doom.

Solution:

Restart your Mac AGAIN. Problem gone. QED.

This is the second time in a week Apple have distributed an update with a faulty script. I think someone over there needs a vacation.

I'll discuss the security content of the update over at Mac-Security.
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1 comment:

Steve Ballmer said...

The whole dang thing is a bug if you ask me!