3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 24, 2013 2:59 PM by MadMacs0
cmr&xpg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi

 

As I checked for the new update that apple provides on Feb, 19th : Java for OS X 2013-001

it is not  listed by the available updates for my Mac.

 

Should I install this update after having  downloaded it on Apple support web site, or not?

 

Does this update install the Java soft if we do not have it already

or does it simply disables the famous Java SE 6 applet plug-in?

 

How can I check if I have the plug-in already or not ?

 

Thanks for your help.

(I'm having a mid-2012 MB-Pro Retina 15", running mountain Lion)


iMac, Macbook Pro, iPod-nano, iPod-touch, iPhone, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • 1. Re: Java for OS X 2013-001    is not proposed by automatic software update
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,490 points)

    You could check by opening "About This Mac" (under the Apple logo in the menu bar).  Click "More Info" then "System Report".  Then go down in the left sidebar to "Software" then "Installations" under it.

     

    There is an alphabetical list of software that has been installed.  You can see if the Java release is there.

     

    I think it couldn't hurt to try to install it.  If your computer doesn't need it, the install should fail.

  • 2. Re: Java for OS X 2013-001    is not proposed by automatic software update
    cmr&xpg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for this help.

     

    First I won't run the update, seems like I don't need it.

     

    No Java instance listed in the installations

    but 3 are named  "Plugin" ....  not comming fom Apple

     

    How can I identify what they are ?

  • 3. Re: Java for OS X 2013-001    is not proposed by automatic software update
    MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,725 points)

    cmr&xpg wrote:

     

    As I checked for the new update that apple provides on Feb, 19th : Java for OS X 2013-001

    it is not  listed by the available updates for my Mac.

     

    Should I install this update after having  downloaded it on Apple support web site, or not?

    If you don't have it already installed, it will not update it.

    Does this update install the Java soft if we do not have it already

    or does it simply disables the famous Java SE 6 applet plug-in?

    It updates it if you already have Java SE 6 installed. It also temporarily disables the plug-in so that it won't run automatically, but will allow you to re-enable it.