Azureus or Java problems with Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FireArse, May 18, 2005.

  1. FireArse macrumors 6502a

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    Ok people i have searched the forums here - and found nothing, apologies if this is found elsewhere.

    I did a clean install of Tiger - and decided to download the newest version of Azureus instead of using the older one i was using under Panther. Im downloading Azureus from VersionTracker. i get a .jar file - i double click and get an error:

    Jar launcher

    The Jar file "blaa blaa" couldnt be launched. check the console for possible error messages.


    I used spotlight to look for the java console - but i cant find where to access it from to search for error messages.

    Any ideas people? Am i doing something real stupid here? Beacause 6000 ppl have already downloaded this file off Version tracker!

    Thanks,

    FireArse
     
  2. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

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    I had this same problem about 20 minutes ago!

    I went to sourceforge.net and downloaded a .dmg of it from there. After I installed it and I did get an error that said that Java needed updated. I haven't updated it yet though
    .... so far it runs and everything seems to work fine!

    allison.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Hmm... I'm running version 2.3.0.0, downloaded directly from sourceforge.net, on 10.4.1 (10.4 was ok too) without issue.

    Oh, wait, I know what might be the problem; have you installed the optional Java 1.5 yet? (The installer is technically called "Java 2 SE 5.0" - Java has the stupidest version numbering scheme in the world, but 1.5 and 5.0 are the same thing.)

    It isn't installed by default, even on Tiger, and I remember seeing a message about it when I first started up 2.3.0.0. The Azureus site also says that 1.5 is required, so perhaps installing that will get you running. Here's the download page at Apple's site:

    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/java2se50release1.html

    Edit: Wait, strike all that--I just took a look at the VersionTracker.com link, and like allisonv7 said, it downloads the .jar, not the OSX App version, which is probably why it doesn't work. Go to http://azureus.sourceforge.net/ and get the OSX application version. That'll be fine.
     
  4. FireArse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are stars!

    Thats great guys....thank-you so much!!

    FireArse
     

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