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java problem after update 2012-006

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  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,950 points)
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    Oct 17, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to frogbite)

    No, macjack has 1.6.0_35 if you look at the pic.

     

    Indeed, didn't notice that before.

     

    Well, for those who have problems as a result of this update, it may make sense to simply upgrade to Java 7:

     

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

     

    Of course, some old Java code may work in Java 6 and not Java 7. However, keeping security concerns with something as holey as Java in mind, it's not a great idea to hold back, and that old Java code should probably be updated or replaced.

  • Mike Ely1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2012 11:33 PM (in response to ajschol)

    If you use Oracle E-Business Suite, you're gonna have a bad time. It only runs right on Java 6. Yes, that's right, the current version of the one Oracle product installed on the most computers is totally incompatible with Oracle's flagship ERP. No surprise given the complete idiocy which characterizes whatever passes for coding standards at Redwood Shores... In other news their fancy sailboat wrecked, thus giving some sailors a good example of what it's like to use any Oracle software anywhere.

     

    Seriously, Java is just a buggy vector for cross-platform malware installs. Dump it if you can!

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Oct 19, 2012 1:19 AM (in response to macjack)

    macjack wrote:

     

    That's unfortunate because the uninstaller is not doing it's job properly.

    It may be due to the subset of Java code that the OS uses to do it's thing. Even if you have never installed Java with Lion or ML you can still find some code squirreled away by the System.

  • m0thr4 Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 12:26 AM (in response to Mike Ely1)

    I am currently contracting at one of the World' largest Investment Banks, where the remote access tool for thousands employees and contractors working from home requires the Java 6 plugin; the performance with the Java 7 plugin rendering the app unusable. 

     

    I just downloaded the above, and the performance is abysmal - the mouse skitters all over the desktop, the screen constantly refreshes.  Is there any way I can get the Java 6 plugin (or any working Java 6 plugin) back?

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 12:52 AM (in response to m0thr4)

    m0thr4 wrote:

     

    Is there any way I can get the Java 6 plugin (or any working Java 6 plugin) back?

    Oracle provides instructions for this in their FAQ page, but they are incorrect (I just finished dropping them a line about it).

     

    One user has done it successfully using the following modified instructions. Open the Terminal app (found in /Applications/Utilities/) then copy and paste the commands indicated after the "$ " prompt and hit return. When asked for your Password: type in your admin password (you will not see any typing) and hit return.

     

    1. Uninstall Oracle Java 7 by deleting the plug-in file. From a Terminal window enter:

    sudo rm -rf /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

     

    2. Create a symlink using the following command, entered on a single line:

    sudo ln -s /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Resources/JavaPlugin2_NPAPI .plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

     

    Good luck.

    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Lanny Level 5 Level 5 (4,165 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to m0thr4)

    1st, remove version 7: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/mac_uninstall_java.xml

     

    Uninstall Oracle Java 7

    Following the steps listed will uninstall Oracle Java 7 from your system.

    Note: To uninstall Java 7, you must have Administrator privileges.

    1. Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
    2. Click on Applications tab on the sidebar
    3. In the Search box enter JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
    4. This will find the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin file
    5. Right click on JavaAppletPlugin.plugin and select Move to Trash

     

    2nd, download and install the last version of 6 from Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1421

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Oct 22, 2012 5:56 AM (in response to Lanny)

    Bad idea. This will leave you with Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_29 which will expose you to drive-by infection by Flashback and a few other minor bits of malware, plus it has many other vulnerabilities that could be exploited in the future.

     

    Using the modification to Oracle's method above will eliminate the known threat and give you a much safer Java environment with 1.6.0_37.

  • petitemarie Calculating status...
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    Oct 22, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to MadMacs0)

    Apple Support posts solution: How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 applet plug-in

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    Worked for me!

  • ccald Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:05 AM (in response to ajschol)

    I did the re-enalbe Java SE 6 prodcedure and now my Safari does not recognize any Java. The Yahoo games will show missing Java. This is the second time I have been through this and still does not work.

    I know the Java 6 is there. I downloaded it the day before.

  • ccald Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:30 AM (in response to ajschol)

    One more time for the Java problem. I uninstalled Java 7 using the terminal command. Downloaded Java 6 and installed but it is not working. Yahoo games says I do not have Java on the computer. Is there something I am missing to enalbe the Java 6?

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