12 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2013 11:22 AM by MadMacs0
WackyJacks Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

I running an iMac 8,1 and OSX 10.5.8 - in Firefox, Java has been disabled and am notified that Apple is supplying the Java update, but I can't find it anywhere.  Can anyone help me with this?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,286 points)

    Sorry, no Java Update for 10.5.8 at all.

  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)

    There is this update, not so much a Java update, but an update to address issues with Flash, which came out recently.  Presumably it does address several key issues of the Flashback malware in 10.5.8.

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    WackyJacks wrote:

     

    Hi,

    I running an iMac 8,1 and OSX 10.5.8 - in Firefox, Java has been disabled and am notified that Apple is supplying the Java update, but I can't find it anywhere.  Can anyone help me with this?

    So that would be an iMac G5 (PPC) and not only is there no Java update, neither of the recent updates from Apple for Leopard will work for you, either. Your only choice is to disable Java in all your browsers (Safari instructions http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5241) and perhaps even:

     

    Disable Java System-Wide in Mac OS X

    • Open the Applications folder and then open the Utilities folder
    • Launch the “Java Preferences” application
    • Uncheck all the boxes next to “Java SE #”
  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    Disregard my previous answer, I was looking at the PowerMac 8,1 iMac instead of yours, but my answer is the same since Apple is not really supporting it other than to disable older FlashPlayer software and the Java plugin.

     

    I would upgrade to 10.6.8 if at all possible as a security precaution. If you have a MobileMe account you can get it for free by logging into http://www.me.com/snow-leopard.

  • lync1058 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar problem running osx 10.5.8. If you are a member of the apple developer program then you can download Java SE 6 developer kit from https://connect.apple.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MemberSite.woa/wo/5.1.17.2.1.3.3.1. 0.1.1.0.3.1.3.3.1

    Then just edit your java preferences so that Java SE 6 64-bit is at the top of the list and you should be good to go. This solved all my problems hope it helps.

  • Southfork Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi lync1058

    My java is not runing on 10.5.8 and I used your advice to check out the developer website. Found this on their site is this the update you suggest? Thank you for your post!

     

     

    Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14 Developer Package

    Documentation and developer runtime of "Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14". Contains JavaDoc, tools documentation, and native framework headers.

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    This is a very old thread by Java standards so I am certain he was referring to an earlier package, which looks to have been Update 9 in that time frame. The one you found is the most current, having been posted just last month, so it's the one I would try.

     

    You must be using an Intel mac to use it and since it's for OS X 10.6 it may not be willing to install on an older system, but you can try it. If that's the case you will need to upgrade to Snow Leopard to use it.

  • Southfork Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your reply MadMac0

     

    It seems I am out of luck, as I run Java on a PPC not intel!

     

    Only have noticed java changes now, as the site I use to book theatre tickets must have altered their server!

     

    Thanks again

    southfork

  • GabrielaSosa Level 1 (0 points)

    HI

    Coud you post the link to

    Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14 Developer Package

    When I go on the Mac Dev site, it doesn;t find it.

    Thanks!!!

  • GabrielaSosa Level 1 (0 points)

    OOps - I found that one but I have 10.5.8

     

  • a brody Level 9 (65,765 points)

    From the looks of a quick search there is only up to release 10.  The rest is likely going to be on Oracle's Java.com shoulders.

     

  • MadMacs0 Level 5 (4,722 points)

    GabrielaSosa wrote:

     

    HI

    Coud you post the link to

    Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 14 Developer Package

    As you seem to have figured out there was never anything for OS X 10.5.8 and below users beyond Java 1.5.0_30 which was Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 10 from either Apple or Oracle.