7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2013 11:41 AM by ds store
whambar Level 1 Level 1

I downloaded the Jave update that was recalled this morning only to find the replacement Java is for OSX 10.7... have  I just screwed my OS???


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    If the Java version you downloaded is designed for OS X 10.7, Installer doesn't let you install Java on your computer. If you installed Java for Lion and Mountain Lion somehow on your Snow Leopard computer, download and install Java for Snow Leopard > http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1573

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9

    No... Delete the Download for OS X 10.7

     

    Download the Correct one for OS X 10.6.8

     

    See here > http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1573

  • whambar Level 1 Level 1

    The one I originally DL'd was for 10.6.8... then the warning came this morning that it was an incomplete build... They gave a new address to DL from but it was ONLY for 10.7... you're saying this fixes the Java for 10.6.8 after the original faulty download?

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    In that case, redownload Java for Mac OS X 10.6.8. I know there was a problem with an old Java version and Apple updated it, so redownload Java for 10.6.8 from the link above

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    The Software update version is bonked, the latest bug fix is here for 10.6 users.

     

    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1573

     

     

    Pasting: java -version into Terminal and pressing Enter should reveal this after the update which fixes the bug.

     

     

    java version "1.6.0_51"

    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_51-b11-457-10M4509)

    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.51-b01-457, mixed mode)

  • pcbjr Level 2 Level 2

    Does this mean that if a few days ago (6/19 per "installed updates" in Sys Prefs) I installed the new Java update via Software Update I got a corrupted or "bad" version? I've noticed no problems but seldom turn Java on.

     

    I ran the terminal script and it came up not finding anything. Does that suggest an issue?

     

    Should I download and reinstall, or is that safe?

  • ds store Level 7 Level 7

    pcbjr wrote:

     

    Does this mean that if a few days ago (6/19 per "installed updates" in Sys Prefs) I installed the new Java update via Software Update I got a corrupted or "bad" version?

     

    You got a version with a bug that was missed.

     

     

    I've noticed no problems but seldom turn Java on.

     

    I ran the terminal script and it came up not finding anything. Does that suggest an issue?

     

    It suggests you didn't have Java enabled in Java Preferences (use Spotlight)

     

    If your not using Java then it's no bother, but it might do to have the bug free version in case you want to run software like the free LibreOffice that does rely upon Java to work.

     

    Just make sure Java is turned off in your browsers, that way a malicious website can't use it.

     

     

    Should I download and reinstall, or is that safe?

     

    If your on 10.6.8 you should install the Java update here that will fix the bug issue if you ever need to use Java.

     

    https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1573