6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 14, 2012 12:29 PM by drmikenyc
mbeach01 Level 1 Level 1

I am getting the following error when trying to install the update: The update “Java for OS X 2012-003” can’t be installed.  The update could not be expanded, and may have been corrupted during downloading. The update will be downloaded and checked again the next time that Software Update runs.


Any ideas?

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Do you have Java installed on your system? If not, then the security update is not required and does not install.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10

    Download the updater from the Apple Support site.

  • drmikenyc Level 1 Level 1

    Same Exact message. I was prompted to update BY the Apple updater.
    I DO have java, and I had no problem at all with the recent update 2012-002.

    Tried 3x now, same result, the same message as you get. It was "corrupted during downloading"??

    ('may have been'). This is the first time I've had this issue and error message. A bad "fix"??

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Ignore it. Click on the Open Anyway button and install it. The error is apparently spurious.

  • drmikenyc Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks so much for this same-day, world-class speedy response!

    HOWEVER, when I have tried (4 times so far) to download, the sequence is:

    Download-Install-Write-Cleanup- ERROR MESSAGE. No further option except "OK", and it closes.

    Where exactly does one find a "Click on the Open Anyway" button?? Would love to, but have never seen one.

  • drmikenyc Level 1 Level 1

    UPDATE on the Update - Solved!

    Went to the Support Page (thanks Linc) and downloaded not the updater but the update.

    A few more steps (like entering password and watching as the system 'optimizes' and moves files). And voila, big green check mark. Successful.

    Mystery to me why the normal and always-before-successful updater updating yields that error. (Apple?)  :-)