HT5559: Java for OS X 2013-005: How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 web plug-in and Web Start functionality.Learn about Java for OS X 2013-005: How to re-enable the Apple-provided Java SE 6 web plug-in and Web Start functionality.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 2:54 PM (in response to Joe K1)
OK. I have a fix for you all that seems to work especially if you need Java 6u37 working on any computer Apple disabled it on. This will work best on 10.6 but can work on 10.7/10.8 as well.
Do not attempt this if you do not know what you are doing.
I will not be held responsible for your system if it stops working or you expose yourself to a virus. If you are a novice user, you attempt to do this, and something goes wrong, remember you were warned.
DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK:
Using whatever editor you want at command line as root or using sudo, you will need to edit:
And best of all, change:
<key>LastModification</key> <string>Thu, 31 Jan 2014 16:55:59 GMT</string>
To any date in the future. (Bad programming on Apple's part but repreive for those of us who have to support archaic Oracle based systems that won't work under Java 7+.) It won't update again until after the date you put in there.
DO NOT Delete any of the lines that have to do with version number because it will allow older versions of Java, which are not secure, to run. I would also not recommend that you change the date too far ahead if you are on 10.7/10.8 and are running Java 7 because the security holes in Java 7 are horrible.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 3:50 PM (in response to alucasTHX)
I used to play around with Linux, so I'm not the typical novice, but I think I am unwilling to take the chance. Thanks for taking the time to write all of this out, but I can't afford a down machine.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 5:28 PM (in response to Joe K1)
DO NOT follow those instructions and read this: http://thenextweb.com/apple/2013/01/31/for-the-second-time-this-month-apple-bloc ks-java-7-on-os-x-10-6-and-up-to-protect-mac-users/