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Java update 16 on Mac OS X 10.6.8

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 31, 2013 5:51 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    It really isn't possible to uninstall Java completely. I just wrote some rather long instructions to remove bin from the Dock, using the command line, but realized that we don't really know what this thing is--presumably, it's related to Java somehow, but I decided to delete all this, as it's too risky and I just don't know enough about what's going on.

     

    In Terminal, what do you get for java -version?

     

    I'm thinking the best way to proceed might be simply to reinstall Snow (not clean-install, just install.) This will save all your third-party programs and settings, giving you just new system files and the original Java that would have been included, as of the version  on the install DVD. You would then update back to 10.6.8 using the Combo Update http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1399

     

    And then you would keep updating whatever is necessary from Software Update.

     

    But even though this should be quite safe, I wouldn't do it without a reliable, trusted backup to restore, just in case.

     

    You might want to take a look at recommendations for updating which I wrote some time ago. I always install any major update booted in Safe Boot. Less chance of a conflict with something when installing from there.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3139323?tstart=0

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Jul 31, 2013 9:19 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    Can you simply do this: open a Terminal window and drag in the bin executable from the Dock. Can you please copy and post the resulting path as it appears. If you'd like to keep your user name private, if that appears, then substitute asterisks ****or just write "username", no quotes, but don't add or remove any spaces.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Jul 31, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    That doesn't work here. Better is to click and hold on the Dock icon and select Show in Finder from the Options menu option.

    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 31, 2013 3:28 PM (in response to baltwo)

    Puzzled that you say "doesn't work here." How could you try this with reproducting it? And if the OP can get output from Terminal for ls -aleO

     

    This is the output from dragging the java application which is shown on the dock:

    -rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  - 77360 Jun  7 22:58

    then why wouldn't he be able to just copy the path?

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Jul 31, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    I dragged three or four different app icons, running or not, into the Terminal window and the path doesn't propagate. Nothing happens, so that's what I mean. BTW, I don't see a path in posting, just the ls output line w/o the object's name.

    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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    Aug 1, 2013 3:46 AM (in response to baltwo)

    But this isn't an ordinary app icon. I realize the results of running the command don't show in the post, but that doesn't mean the OP can't get the path the way I suggested. And the fact that the command yields results would appear to indicate this should work. Should at least try. Nothing lost if it doesn't work.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 10:57 AM (in response to WZZZ)
    I realize the results of running the command don't show in the post, but that doesn't mean

     

    Don't know why I said that. Meant to say the path doesn't show in the posted output for the command....And that probably only means the OP just didn't show that. Normally, any command will show the file path right after the command.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to WZZZ)

    WZZZ wrote:

    But this isn't an ordinary app icon. I realize the results of running the command don't show in the post, but that doesn't mean the OP can't get the path the way I suggested.

    Sorry, I thought the result was from your test. Going back, I see the OP posted that. Still, I don't know how he was able to do that, since I can't.

    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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    Aug 1, 2013 12:10 PM (in response to baltwo)

    Still, I don't know how he was able to do that, since I can't.

    Well, this whole situation is rather extraordinary. But if I can get the path, then maybe I can safely give directions to rm that bin in the Dock (after making certain it's not needed.) Reveal in Finder would probably work as well.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    Since he's not returned, impossible to TS.

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  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 3:35 PM (in response to baltwo)

    TS?  When you tell me what it's supposed to mean, it will probably be obvious, but don't know that one.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,150 points)
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    Aug 1, 2013 3:51 PM (in response to WZZZ)

    TS = troubleshoot.

    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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    Aug 1, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to baltwo)

    Yep, obvious. TFTE.

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (11,875 points)
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    Aug 6, 2013 4:41 AM (in response to vilarjor)

    By getting the absolute path of the item in the Dock, I wanted to find some way to remove just that, leaving the one in /System/Library intact. But if it's only showing as the one in /System/Library, then I don't want to mess with it.

     

    This probably won't help, but it's harmless. What about opening Terminal in Utilities and entering

     

    killall Dock

     

    This will relaunch the Dock.

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