I'm running El Captain 10.11.6. I've recently tried to update to Safari 11 using App Store as I had done in several other machines with the same setup. Safari 11 downloaded fine but something went wrong during reboot and I ended up reinstalling El Captain 10.11.6. Now I'm back to Safari 9 but App Store thinks that I've already installed Safari 11 and so no longer offers Safari 11 as an update.

I assume that this will fix itself if and when a new release of Safari 11 comes out.

Can I fix this otherwise in the meantime?

  • Safari is part of the update packages/process of macOS as a whole. Did you apply all of the updates?
    – Allan
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 11:53
  • @Allan, yes, I did, but something went wrong and the system was weird after reboot. So I reinstalled El Captain 10.11.6.
    – lhf
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 12:20
  • @Allan, reinstalled on top of what was there.
    – lhf
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 12:33
  • What do you get if you issue the command: cat /Library/Receipts/InstallHistory.plist | grep -i safari
    – Allan
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 12:44
  • @Allan, there is only one El Capitan line: <string>com.apple.pkg.Safari10.0.1ElCapitan</string>.
    – lhf
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 13:03

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Today I installed Security Upgrade 2018-001 and then App Store offered Safari 11.0.3, which I installed with no problems. This solution is mentioned here.

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