Password Security From Apple: "The posting of Password Security 1.0.6 addresses a problem with the Mac OS 8.1 installer where the control panel will not get installed on a PowerBook 2400 or 3400 unless it already exists. Since Mac OS 8.0 didn't install the control panel, it is unlikely that the 8.1 installer will install it. You should download this software if … Read more
Mac OS 8.1 and sound The About Mac OS 8.1 Update file contains the following notes:
Previously, audio management … Read more
"I do not know what effect, if any, these "damaged" files will have. However, it cannot hurt to allow ResEdit to fix them. If you do not have ResEdit, or do not wish to mess with it, go to the source folders for the Open Transport Installer of the 8.1 Update, and drag the corresponding files into your System Folder."
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"The information you posted that Symantec Visual Page 1.1 has a defective 68K installer is inaccurate. Visual Page 1.1 was initially released for the PowerPC since there were problems with integrating a spell checker from a third party on the 68K platform. A 68K version will be released in the near future, but the spell checker may be deactivated for the 68K if the problem can't be fixed in a timely manner."
Update: The incompatibility seems to be more specifically with version 1.0.2 of the Appearance Manager, which is included in Mac OS 8.1. A new version is coming.
The files really are damaged. In fact, Erik Barzeski reported having problems with certain other third-party extensions because of these damaged files. According to Hrvoje Budin, "it looks like Open Transport installer is making those damages during install process, because checking uninstalled OT files on Mac OS 8 Update image reports no errors."
Fortunately (as has … Read more