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To open you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Why, when I have 1.7 installed?

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  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)

    "To open "java", you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to install one now?"

    I don't want to open java but apparently my machine thinks I do.

    There's nothing in the message that's telling you to OPEN it. To save yourself a lot of grief, INSTALL the runtime environment component. That doesn't hurt anything on your machine and will eliminate you getting the message. FWIW, I have both SE 6 and 7 JRE's installed.

    27" i7 iMac SL, MLion, OS X Mavericks (10.9), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • YoCraig Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I didnt say the message was. The point is the message is assuming that I DO want to open java, and I don't. this message pops up even when the machine is idle.; it isn't related to what I'm doing at the time it pops up.

  • YoCraig Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    No, this message has popped up while I'm in TextEdit, or looking at files in the finder, or reading a book in front of the idle computer in my comfy computer desk chair. I don't think the pop up is related to whats going on at the time it's just worded that way (perhaps it was the FIRST time it popped up); at this point I believe it's just a periodic reminder.

     

    What's needed is a third option button instead of just the two the pop-up now has:

     

    Download & Install Now

     

    Remind Me Later

     

    Fuhgedaboudit; stop these reminders and leave me alone about this.

  • YoCraig Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

     

    baltwo wrote:


    To save yourself a lot of grief, INSTALL the runtime environment component.

     

     

    Yeah, thats what I ended up doing...I guess. I clicked the "Install" button and now no more messages. The process doesnt specifically say what it was installing or where it went. I had deleted the Oracle Java the day before so it may not work but the reminder is gone.

  • Psycho Wabbit Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Worked like a charm!

    Thank you so much!!!

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)

    Java SE 6 is what the message most likely was referencing. I suggest DLing and reinstalling the Java 7 update from Oracle. Both can coexist.

    27" i7 iMac SL, MLion, OS X Mavericks (10.9), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • jandeman70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi everyone,

     

    Working on a clean installation of Maverick... Installing CS5

    Installed JDK 7v45

    $ java -version

    java version "1.7.0_45"

    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)

    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

     

    Launching Photoshop CS5...

    To open "Adobe Photoshop CS5.1" you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to install one now?

    Installed it

     

    back to command line

    $ java -version

    java version "1.7.0_45"

    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_45-b18)

    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.45-b08, mixed mode)

     

    Photoshop working

     

    Question: where did it go... towards security what is running in the background

    Where or how can I see which version of 6 is running?

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)

    jandeman70 wrote:

     

    Working on a clean installation of Maverick... Installing CS5

    Installed JDK 7v45

    My first question would be why do you need the Java 7 SE JDK, are you a Java developer? Most users only need the Java 7 JRE from java.com.

    Question: where did it go...

     

    /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk

    towards security what is running in the background

    I would have to guess nothing until you launch Photoshop and then "java". Check Activity Monitor. What does that have to do with security?

    Where or how can I see which version of 6 is running?

    The current version of the bundle I pointed out about is 14.9.0 which is 1.6.0.65. If you happen to still have Java Preferences in /Applications/Utilities/ it would tell you:

     

    Java SE 6     Apple Inc.     64-bit     1.6.0_65-b14-462

    Java SE 6     Apple Inc.     32-bit     1.6.0_65-b14-462

  • jandeman70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My first question would be why do you need the Java 7 SE JDK, are you a Java developer? Most users only need the Java 7 JRE from java.com.

     

    If you use the JDK version it is easier for me to check the java version running on the machines via remote command line approach. (especially if you have to maintain about 100 machines)

     

    /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk

     

    thank you

     

    I would have to guess nothing until you launch Photoshop and then "java". Check Activity Monitor. What does that have to do with security?

     

    Don't see any indication pointing to java.

    Towards security, I need to maintain 2 version... 6 and 7 and I wonder how long version 6 will be supported.

    I need 6 for CS5 and I need 7 for an other tool.

     

    The current version of the bundle I pointed out about is 14.9.0 which is 1.6.0.65. If you happen to still have Java Preferences in /Applications/Utilities/ it would tell you:

     

    Java SE 6     Apple Inc.     64-bit     1.6.0_65-b14-462

    Java SE 6     Apple Inc.     32-bit     1.6.0_65-b14-462

     

     

    Java Preferences in /App/Utilities no longer exists

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)

    jandeman70 wrote:


    Towards security, I need to maintain 2 version... 6 and 7 and I wonder how long version 6 will be supported.

    I think many of us wonder the same thing. The next scheduled Critical Patch Update is 14 January 2014, so unless there is an emergency before that, we should know then.

    Java Preferences in /App/Utilities no longer exists

    I saved it at off to the side at some point and every time it disappears I replace it.

  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,160 points)

    Java Preferences in /App/Utilities no longer exists

    Likewise, I copied the version from my SL installation and it runs in the later three OSs w/o any issues. I just don't put it in /Utilities and it survives subsequent updates.

    27" i7 iMac SL, MLion, OS X Mavericks (10.9), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2
  • cilantrocado Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    was seeing the same or similar message after recently upgrading to OSX 10.9 Mavericks and then trying to open my Charles app.

    i uninstalled Charles and downloaded the version that is said to use Apple Java: charles-proxy-3.8.3a-applejava.dmg

    this version no longer throws the "install java" message, but it also didn't start up at all.

    so, i installed: charles-proxy-3.8.3a-openjdk.dmg from the "Alternative version if you do not want to use Apple Java." hyperlink here http://www.charlesproxy.com/latest-release/download.do

     

    charles-proxy-3.8.3a-openjdk.dmg does not throw the "install java" message and loads as expected on OSX 10.9 Mavericks.

     

    hope this helps someone.

  • JimJohnMarks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    lkrupp -

     

    When you say "add the 'Apple version name' in the Java 7 preference pane" what do you mean, exactly, by version name?

     

    Mavericks ?

    10.9.2 ?

    something else ?

     

    Does this only solve the problem for applets?

     

    I'm a Java developer, and I just got a new personal machine, never been past OS X 10.7 before and suddenly I can't get Eclipse to work. I _need_ to be using JDK 7, because that's what I use, to write actual code. I _don't_ want multiple SE on the machine, because that creates problems when you're doing actual code work. No, this isn't what I use for my "day job" but I do code on it, and am quite particular about how the environment is set up. This used to be absolutely no problem.

     

    So I need a solution to make JDK 7 eliminate the stupid pop up message _without_ installing Apple's SE 6 (which there should be absolutely no reason to do under any circumstanes and, despite what many people on this thread say).

     

    Someone else suggested editing the info.plist with some new lines, that didn't work.

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