Charles So wrote:
| Thx GG, Please see below for my reply.
Marking the quoted text (or even just indenting it) would have made the post
easier to read.
| I tried coping Update 1 from another OSX. I renamed the existing Update 2
| and copied all directories with "java" in its names from Update 1 to
| Update 2.
Very likely, you've only made a bad situation worse, possibly *insuring*
that you'll have to reinstall the OS from scratch. The various folders of
the OS aren't tiles, they're jigsaw pieces. Moving them around will probably
break things even more, and to make it *less* likely that the normal
recovery methods will work. In particular, copying files between versions is
an activity best left to the thrill-seekers in the audience. Doing it
*guarantees* that your installation is one not supported by Apple, and one
that the installers won't be prepared to deal with.
| Didn't do anything with the receipt. What should I do?
Delete it, or rename it, or move it somewhere out of the way. As long as the
installer doesn't see the receipt, it doesn't much matter which you do.
| You mean, I just need to play with receipts (i.e. delete the Update 2
| receipt and no need to play with other *java* directories), and then I
| can re-install Java from the base version (if I can find it) to Update 1?
Yes. Delete the receipt(s), then rerun the update. Since you've created for
yourself an installation built from random pieces of other OSes, I suspect
you'd do well to go as far backwards in receipts as you can manage. (The
"base version" will be the one installed by the main OS installer. Make sure
you also reinstall any relevant Developer Tools updates, after deleting the
appropriate receipts for them.)
Keep in mind, though, that your "customized" OS may confuse the installer
enough that you *still* won't end up with a working system.
(Receipt-shuffling isn't guaranteed to work even with a 100% vanilla
system.) If that turns out to be the case, you'll have no choice but to
start over by doing a clean installation from the original CDs.
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