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Java update 16 on Mac OS X 10.6.8

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vilarjor Calculating status...
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Jul 29, 2013 12:28 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I just updated to version 16 of Java to an iMac running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard version 10.6.8. Now I have an icon on the dock (usual black rectangle Unix application icon) of an application called "bin" which does not respond. It appears with the login, without starting any application.

 

When I quit it, it automatically restarts and again is not responsive. Everything looks functional but it stops the logout process so you cannot actually shut down the computer by clicking the apple and then "Shut down computer".

 

I right-clicked on the icon and then "Show in Finder" and a Finder windows appears showing a file called "java" in the following folder:

Macintosh HD\ System\ Library\ Frameworks\ JavaVM.framework\ Versions\ A\ Commands\

 

Any ideas on how to solve this problem? Uninstalling, downgrading?

 

Thanks in advance

Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 5:18 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    Someone is saying that reinstalling the Java update fixed this.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5116917?start=0&tstart=0

     

    Here's the standalone update

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5744

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 7:02 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    Not sure why this is happening, but Java in /usr/bin is an alias to the original file you showed above.

     

    Screen shot 2013-07-29 at 9.50.42 AM.png

     

     

    Link deleted. Not sure it's appropriate.

     

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  • ds store Level 7 Level 7 (30,305 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 9:41 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    Run through these Steps from the top down, I suspect by #12 the issue should have been resolved, else by #17

     

    ..Step by Step to fix your Mac

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 1:36 PM (in response to vilarjor)

    Courtesy BDAqua:

     

    Check System Preferences>Accounts>Login Items window to see if it or something relevant is listed. Also look in System Preferences' Other row.

     

    I'd be awaiting a simpler solution than to use all of ds store's recommended steps. Perhaps someone else will come by who can figure this one out.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Jul 29, 2013 3:11 PM (in response to vilarjor)

    Boot into safe mode and try reinstalling the update.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 30, 2013 3:28 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    Wouldn't think so. If you do a Go to folder (Cmd-Shift-G) and enter /usr/bin, do you see the same Java stuff as in my screenshot? Or is the Java, or any of the others, missing? I'm thinking if something is missing, it could be moved back to where it belongs, from the command line. Do you have the /usr/bin folder?

     

    If you right click and Get Info on the item in the Dock, what does it say for file kind? Is it showing as an alias? Is it locked? Can you open Terminal and enter ls -aleO, leave a space and then drag in the bin item, what's the output for that?

     

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 30, 2013 4:14 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    Note: my Internet svc is being changed today, so I may not be able to respond right away.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Jul 30, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    Next step is to log into a newly created admin user account, reinstall the update, and see if the problem persists.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • nbar Level 5 Level 5 (6,480 points)
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    Jul 31, 2013 12:59 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    No. You need to start a new thread. Include a link to this thread for background. This will die quickly as it indicates question solved.

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