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Installing Skype 5
Authored by: leamanc on Jan 28, '11 06:39:28PM

Craig, I am with some of the other posters here. This is not really a Skype-specific problem. It happens all the time with apps that are installed via drag-n-drop. As others mentioned, if another admin user installed the app, you have to move the app to the trash to install the new one. Ditto if the .app bundle contains a background process that is still running...move the .app the trash (or alternately, use Activity Monitor to kill the background process, or do the same with 'kill <pid>' in the Terminal).

This is another reason that installing apps in OS X should be standardized. The bevy of options is confusing to folks who aren't tech experts, especially when you run into things like this. IMHO, Installer.app should be the standard methodology for installing apps (and Apple should really add an un-install function to Installer.app).



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