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Java in suddenly stopped working. Help?

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  • hardtofin Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to alucasTHX)

    You sir, are a genius!!

     

    Thank you so much.  I was facing a day at work without java which is just not viable as I need it 12 hours a day to run a charting package.

     

    I can not believe apple would do this, but there you go - **** their business customers.

     

    Do you know if apple will be fixing this for snow leopard users when they implement the fix, or will we be left out in the wilderness?

     

    I have disabled "Automatically update safe downloads list" in SECURITY.  Am I able to re-enable it now I have applied your fix or should I leave it unchecked?

     

    Finally, I have found a link in these forums to a version of Java 7 called 7u12 Build b08.  Here is the link:  [url]http://jdk7.java.net/download.html[/url]  Is it possible to install this in Snow Leopard as I thought that version 6 was the most recent that could be installed.

     

    Many thanks once again for your help and in advance for your answers.

     

    hardtofin

  • MTUser2007 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jan 31, 2013 10:54 PM (in response to bigredlions)

    I am a Mountain Lion victim that was running Java 6 so I could use 32bit Chrome and Java. I've tried looking for these files on my system so I can delete them or update them, but they don't seem to be there. Does anyone know where they would be in 10.8.2?

  • hardtofin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:47 AM (in response to MTUser2007)

    On the coretypes.bundle you have to right click and show package contents.  Hope this helps.

     

    hardtofin

  • hardtofin Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 7:45 AM (in response to bigredlions)

    Go to the root of coreservices, alter the permissions on that and then click the arrow to propogate that through all contained folders & files.

  • elroachio Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 7:53 AM (in response to bigredlions)

    You could use Pico through Terminal:

     

    sudo pico /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist

     

    Do so at your own risk.

     

    You don't have to mess with the permissions this way.

  • DC11 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:07 AM (in response to JeramyMT)

    Will you repost this terminal command? Seems like something is missing at the end.

     

    Thanks!

  • elroachio Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 9:55 AM (in response to DC11)

    Try this, think its because the line wrapped over.

    sudo pico /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta.plist

     

     

    You can edit the file safely without touching permissions. Just comment out the blocks that refer to Java, or even delete them.

     

    This alone is not a permanent solution, as the file is reverted when the system reboots.

     

    Hoepfully Apple and Oracle will reach a solution soon...

  • DC11 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:01 AM (in response to elroachio)

    Thanks, I appreciate the info. What I'm looking for is a way to use Remote Desktop to send a terminal command to a bunch of computers that will edit this file and make the changes necessary, so I don't have to touch a couple hundred computers to fix them. I'm with a district, and our online grading program uses java for its gradebook app. With this security issue thanks to Java, Apple disabling Java, and mid-terms upon us, I have a bunch of stressed out teachers wanting to know why they can't update their grades today. So, to streamline this process would save me a lot of headaches.

  • joelfromgcs Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to alucasTHX)

    I can't find the lines to change.  I'm using TextWrangler w/ command line tools enabled, logged in as root and none of these Keys or strings show up in my search.  Tried it w/ text edit and it wasn't found as well.  Thanks for the help

  • John Wallace3 Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:23 AM (in response to SWS_SB)

    Unfortunately while this restores Java on Safari, it breaks the ability to have an attachment in Mac Mail.  Perhaps I'm doing something wrong?

  • Meg H Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to SWS_SB)

    Is my machine in really big trouble if there is NO Core Systems folder??

    Also, does it make a difference wether I'm running Safari or Firefox (cause it sure isn't working in either of them)

  • DC11 Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 11:42 AM (in response to Meg H)

    You're looking for CoreServices. Macintosh HD-->System-->Library-->CoreServices.

    And, no it doesn't make a difference. Java is disabled in both browsers.

    Are you planning to edit the file, or delete it?

  • joelfromgcs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to bigredlions)

    I found a fix here - http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/80590/how-can-i-circumvent-xprotect-and -re-enable-java-applets - the third one down helped me most.  now trying to find a way to distribute it - PowerTeacher must work or things will burn!!

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