Java Confusion and Frustration

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by canyonlight, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. canyonlight
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    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
     
  2. cntwtfrmynwmbp
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    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.
     
  3. benwiggy
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    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.
     
  4. canyonlight
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    My Java Illiteracy

    I have looked in the Firewall Options as you suggested. Java is not there. How do I add it?
     
  5. Elbert C
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    In Firewall Options click on the + button. Navigate to Applications > Utilities then choose Java Preferences. Click the Add then the OK button.
     
  6. stchman
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    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.
     
  7. canyonlight
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    Thus the Java Confusion

    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
     
  8. arunpg123
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    me too... :( :( :(

    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
     
  9. sparker
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    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
     

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