View Full Version : installing java 1.6 on mac os

Apr 11, 2007, 10:31 PM
I have got java 1.6 preview ie., JavaSE6Release1.pkg

But when i double click it install it , it is not installing . No installation window is coming . what could be the reason .

If any one knows the answer please help me...

Apr 11, 2007, 10:43 PM
Try dragging the .pkg file onto Applications/Utilities/Installer and see if that gets the process started.

Apr 11, 2007, 10:56 PM
I dragged it but still nothing happening...

but in my istaller folder (in Applications/Utilities ) icon there is a red dot in its corner. why ?

Apr 11, 2007, 11:06 PM
but in my istaller folder (in Applications/Utilities ) icon there is a red dot in its corner. why ?

Does it look like this?
If so, you may have bigger problems. Installer should be an application bundle, it shouldn't look like a regular folder. The red dot (if the one pictured here is what you have) means that you don't have permission to access it. (the normal icon for Installer is a hard drive icon with a downward pointing arrow)

It may be time to break out Disk Utility and and check everything out.

Apr 12, 2007, 12:23 AM
thanks four your response..

what you have said is correct . my installer icon is looking like the image you have posted....

where can i change the the access rights ..

Apr 12, 2007, 01:12 AM
Ugh. This may be an isolated problem, but let's assume for a moment that there could be serious problems. This would be a very good time to make a fresh backup of your documents, projects, etc.

The Disk Utility app should be in the same folder as Installer. If it's also showing a broken icon like installer has, you can boot from the Os X install disc and run it from there.

From Disk Utility, try both Verify Disk (bottom right) and then Verify Permissions (bottom left) against your boot volume, to see if any problems are reported. Go ahead and do the repairs (to repair the disk, if necessary, you will want to boot from that install disc as above, or you won't be allowed to fix).

If problems are found and successfully repaired, see if that took care of installer.

If there were no problems found in Disk Utiility (or they are repaired now) and installer is still broken, you may simply need to replace the installer app with a good copy. You can try copying the Installer.app from the Os X install disc as a quick fix.

If you're not confident that Installer.app is an isolated problem at this point, you may want to reinstall OS X, using the Archive and Install option. This option should preserve your user data and leave most apps intact, but again this would be a really, really good time to make that backup just in case.

Apr 13, 2007, 12:33 AM
thanks for your suggestions, now it is working ..

I just Verified Disk (bottom right) and then Verify Permissions (bottom left) against system volume .

Now it working fine .

thanks ...

Apr 14, 2007, 05:15 AM
try installing it trough the terminal?