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canyonlight
Apr 24, 2013, 04:05 AM
I have twice tried to install the Java for OS X 2013-003 1.0 update to my early 2013 rMBP running OS X 10.8.3.

On both occasions after the update install a flashing window starts appearing asking if I wand to allow "java" to accept incoming network connections. The window flashes off so fast that neither button can be clicked.

On both occasions the only way I could stop this behavior was to restore the computer to the state where it was prior to the attempted update install using SuperDuper and a backup.

Does anybody understand what is going on and how it may be resolved?

Thanks



cntwtfrmynwmbp
Apr 24, 2013, 04:24 AM
I had the same problem using SPSS 21 (an app that requires java) on OS X 10.8. I blocked all incoming network connections in the firewall settings, and the message does not appear anymore.

benwiggy
Apr 24, 2013, 08:22 AM
Look in System Preferences > Security > FireWall > FireWall Options.

There you will find a list of processes that have been granted or denied access. If Java is there, you can amend the setting. If not, add it.

canyonlight
Apr 24, 2013, 01:58 PM
I have looked in the Firewall Options as you suggested. Java is not there. How do I add it?

Elbert C
Apr 24, 2013, 02:51 PM
I have looked in the Firewall Options as you suggested. Java is not there. How do I add it?

In Firewall Options click on the + button. Navigate to Applications > Utilities then choose Java Preferences. Click the Add then the OK button.

stchman
Apr 24, 2013, 03:18 PM
I have twice tried to install the Java for OS X 2013-003 1.0 update to my early 2013 rMBP running OS X 10.8.3.

On both occasions after the update install a flashing window starts appearing asking if I wand to allow "java" to accept incoming network connections. The window flashes off so fast that neither button can be clicked.

On both occasions the only way I could stop this behavior was to restore the computer to the state where it was prior to the attempted update install using SuperDuper and a backup.

Does anybody understand what is going on and how it may be resolved?

Thanks

I would install the Java 7u21 from Oracle. If you get the JDK, it will install the plugin and JRE/JDK. Works well on my machine.

canyonlight
Apr 24, 2013, 08:05 PM
Elbert C, thanks for the reply, but when I click the + button in Firewalls and then navigate to Applications>Utilities, there is no Java or Java Preferences??

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stchman, thank you for the recommendation, but this part of my total bamfuzzlement with Java.

What is Java 7u21? And why do I need it from Oracle vs. Apple? What is the JDK? And why do I need the plugin and the JRE/JDK?

Is there a "Java and Mountain Lion for Dummies" somewhere that would help this mere mortal?

Thanks

arunpg123
Apr 25, 2013, 12:36 AM
Even i had the same issue. same messages and even more

i had no issues. but right now , after the updates last week, finder frequently crashes.

seems like its the update that caused it.. not sure what to do ..
anyone ??


thanks

sparker
Jun 15, 2013, 08:10 AM
I'm seeing the same problem. I have added "java" to the firewall. The messages appear in the console about 2 or three times per minute.

Steve