Any Problems With Security Update 2006-002

Hi a few weeks ago I updated my PowerBook G4 running Mac OS 10.3.9 to Apple Security Update 2006-001 and instantly my Dock Meny dissappeared after installation and Safari broke. My Dock Menu returned after installation but Safari remained broken.
In the end I simply reinstalled Mac OS X Panther from scratch, recreated my user account and copied my data (I had it saved) back to my Mac.
I don't want to run the risk of something like this happening again. I do not have Apple Security Update 2006-001 installed at this time but I do have Apple Security Updates from 2005 installed and 10.3.9 on my system.
If I install Apple Security Update 2006-002 on my Mac (will be updating from 2005 security updates) - not updating 2006-001 to 2006-002 but installing first 2006 Security Update for the first time could I run into any problems?
Want to hear from other users who have installed this update - have updated from 2006-001 and preferrably anyone who is installing this update directly (not over 2006-001) before updating myself.

Ive got some serious problems with 2006-001 (and they wernt cured by installing 2006-002).
Photoshop and flash mx stopped working and I am unable to reinstall either!
Ive deleted all prefs, caches, everything associated with these apps.
Ive tried installing different versions of both apps - but to no avail.
Ive repaired disk permissions (even in single user mode) - and while that did straighten out a few incorrect permissions and uid's it did'nt fix my problems.
Totally at the end of my tether now, and getting impatient with Apple - this is my livelyhood and I cant afford to have downtime!
The "broken webkit" fiasco at the back end of last year was bad enough, but this just takes the p*!
Not happy - but hopeful that someone has a fix (preferably one that doesn't involve archive and restore)....

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    If this doesn't resolve the problem or if the problem extends to other appicons as well, then you may have some disk corruption resulting from not repairing the hard drive and permissions before doing the update. I suggest you do that:
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    The best way to preserve your data, preferences and settings it to do an Archive and Install. When you use that method the installer places your User Folder with the data etc. in a Previous Systems Folder and you retrieve them following the installation. Of course, before any major operation like that it is wise to backup those things, anyway, just in case something goes wrong.
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  • I need help with the Security Update 2006-002!

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