MacOSX Tiger warning: Don’t upgrade Quicktime!

Apparently Quicktime 7.0.1 upgrade blows away a MacOSX Tiger install and will stick right at the end of the bootup screen. Joi Ito has just gotten the word that you might want to hold off until further news on the Quicktime update.
UPDATE: It seems that only Dan Gilmor has had this problem from the droves of people that have commented about this issue.
Via JoiIto

  • markh

    Hmmm, I ran the Quicktime 7.01 update on a PowerBook running Tiger and an old iMac running Panther, no problems on either upgrade. Although QT 7 did break my Quicktime Pro key – need to buy another one I suppose.

  • markh

    Hmmm, I ran the Quicktime 7.01 update on a PowerBook running Tiger and an old iMac running Panther, no problems on either upgrade. Although QT 7 did break my Quicktime Pro key – need to buy another one I suppose.

  • Yes, it does seem as though this is a very rare problem. But I did have to reinstall the OS and several apps, a hassle at best.

  • Yes, it does seem as though this is a very rare problem. But I did have to reinstall the OS and several apps, a hassle at best.

  • Sorry to hear that you’ve been having troubles with Tiger and Apple products in general! What’s strange is that usually Apple software is pretty decently tested. Sounds like some awful bad luck!

  • Sorry to hear that you’ve been having troubles with Tiger and Apple products in general! What’s strange is that usually Apple software is pretty decently tested. Sounds like some awful bad luck!