Safari 1.0 for 10.2 - where?

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Safari 1.0 for 10.2 - where?

Safari spontaneously disappeared from my hard drive. Repairing permissions didn't make it reappear. Neither did Disk Doctor, nor Undelete, nor Data Rescue.

So - I went to the Apple Safari page, duly ticked the checkbox to download the Safari installer for OS X 10.2, waited 25 minutes - and was presented with the installer for Safari 1.2, which requires OS X 10.3, which requires a new(er) Macintosh.

A more suspicious mind might smell a conspiracy here....

Meanwhile, can anyone help me out?

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1.0 for 10.2

you probably will want to check these out the checksums on these, if you can, but here are a few downloads that might be able to help.

http://macsoft.princeton.edu/SoftwareCollection/Mac_OS_X/Safari/Safari10for102/Safari.dmg
http://public.planetmirror.com/pub/apple/Safari/Safari-1.0-Jaguar.dmg
http://public.www.planetmirror.com/pub/apple/osx/Safari/Safari-1.0-Jaguar.dmg

If these do not work,I can find more for you.

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Thanks!

Thanks, I tried the third link first, and it worked. Up and running again now.

How does one check a checksum?

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Well, unfortunately, none of

Well, unfortunately, none of the sites I listed posted a checksum value. Basically, a md5 checksum can be thought of as a "fingerprint" of an authentic file that can be compared to the "fingerprint" of the file you actually downloaded, to make sure that they are, in fact, exactly the same and unaltered. Most reputable "unix-y" download sites will offer the checksums on their site. In order to get the md5 information on any file, simply open a Terminal window and type the following command: "md5 /path/to/the/file". Then, press return and compare the string returned with the one displayed on the download page.
It sounds really paranoid, but now that OS X is getting more popular, we need to take security more seriously than we have in the past.

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And to further facilitate pro

And to further facilitate proper security, one should always use and MD5 sum from the original site, not the mirror. Don't overload a mothersite by getting all your files there, but do get your MD5 sums, so that you have an "authentic" sum file. A mirror can post an altered sum file if they are trying to pass of a modified or trojan file around. It's also good to compare the MD5 of the mirror site to the one hosted on the mothersite to ensure they have the right file before you even download it. So, to sum up:

Get original MD5 from main site.
Get MD5 from mirror site.
Compare and if they match, get file from mirror.
Compare MD5 of file to the (matched) MD5 sum.
They should be the same, and if so, your download was clean, secure, and matches the original file on the main host, and you are ensured that the mirror is honest (for that file).

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