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I have a Mac PowerPC running Leopard.
There are some wrong/missing files, and all the sources I have seen says I need an installation disk.

Though I don't have it.  Is there some safe way I can get something I can use?


10.5.8, 2GHz PowerPC G5, 2Go DDR RAM
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If you own the license to leopard then you have two options

Use ebay and buy a copy of the full cd... ( http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=leopard+mac&_sacat=0&_odkw=leopard&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313 )  that will generally insure you get something legit.

Depending on your country you can download a copy of the media 'legally' as long as you have a license. I would advise searching google for the MD5 hash of the legit CD/DVD to make sure you are getting something which is free from 'crap'

Personally i'd go with the ebay route.
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In some cases, "wrong or missing" system files can be corrected by running the combo updater (in this case, the OS X 10.5.8 combo updater. This will install everything that was added or replaced subsequent to 10.5.0. If you are lucky, your problem files will be among them.

You should repair the disk (just boot with the shift key down) and also repair permissions (with disk utility) before running the installer.

It's good to have the installer disk in any event, though.

If this does not work, you might want to be more specific about why you understand there are wrong or missing files, what files are missing and what problem you understand is being caused by this.
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