Thank you... Not quite.
Yes, Java 7 is from Oracle. And Java for other computers. But I am not talking about installing 7, I am talking about 6.
The Java 6 INSTALLER is Mac specific, and downloaded DIRECTLY from APPLE, NOT from Oracle. The Oracle site specifically says that Apple does Java 6 for Macs, NOT them, contact Apple.
So here I am, sharing the fix. Since other people might have this problem with their macs, it seemed that the MAC forum would be the place to put it.
I hope it will help someone.
Thank you... Chris
Apple's latest update completely kills Java 6 in the browser. It's dead, and it's not secure, so it's not coming back. Read the release notes for the most recent Java update from Apple; it notes it removes Java 1.6 from the brower permanently. Read the release notes carefully:
If you want to use Java applets, you need to download Java 1.7 from Oracle.
If you're running Java APPLICATIONS, then Java 1.6 from Apple is still working.
Ah... so then we are in agreement here! We are clear now!
- Java 1.6 posed a security risk, hence java 1.7 was released
- Java 1.7 is the recommended but not compatible with all things,
- Java 1.7 is 64-bit only, and many java apps and Chrome browser are 32-bit
- Java 1.7 can be rolled back if you need to do so
- the instructions are at Oracle's site,
- the installation program is an Apple product,
- if the installer fails, I can suggest a reasonable solution to attempt, which worked for me.
Yes. Java applets vs java applications. Exactly. Both no longer working after the java 1.7 install. So get Java 1.6 from Apple, you say? That is what my post is about: Installing it and having the installer fail, and how to fix it. The page you linked says, "this update disables the Java SE 6 applet plug-in." Disabled, not permanently removed. Disabled can be re-enabled.
Apparently many others also have this need to have Java 1.6 back, or you wouldn't see all the instructions sites all over the place--including at Oracle--on how to roll it back. I just wish I hadn't had to look everywhere for so long to find it.
Fare thee well, valiant knight.
Thank you, i did consult that. Good link.
Sadly that did not work because the installer failed repeatedly before getting to that step. The neeed files were not even there. But I did try that!
Maybe if some find that those steps don't work it is also because of a problem with those folders.
But thank you for the link.