Java help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by geetee24, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm new to the mac community so i'm really quite clueless with the java lingo here (not that i was with windows). I just bought my 15" rMBP and it comes preloaded with OS X v10.8.2. Here's my situation.

    I was trying to install Vuze and it had a pop-up saying this: 'To open "Vuze Installer", you need a Java SE 6 runtime. Would you like to istall one now?". I clicked install and i got this: 'The update "Java for OS X 2012-006" can't be installed.'

    Thinking that just installing any Java would suffice, i downloaded and installed V7U9. It still couldn't work so i looked around macforums and found this: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5559?viewlocale=en_US

    I don't know what i did with that and i dont' know what's going on with my mac right now. I still have java 7 installed but i don't know if it's running as it should. and how can i get java SE 6 so that i can install Vuze, and some other applications that might need SE 6?

    Sorry for the long post. don't know the jargons to shorten this.
     
  2. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    When faced with Installer issues, as you are, the first troubleshooting step is opening Console and searching the logs for "install" - that will return anything installd logged while installing software.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    would having the icon in my system preferences be suffice to say that it's already installed? that was what i gathered from the java website itself.
     
  4. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    That icon being present only says that Java 7 is installed correctly. It says nothing at all about Java 6, which is sourced from Apple, not Oracle.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried searching for install in console but i didn't find anything meaningful. either that or i couldn't decipher what was in there. :confused:

    i think i've sorta solved my issue. went to this link: http://support.apple.com/downloads/#osxmountainlion and downloaded "Java for OS X 2012-006". works fine now. :D
     
  6. macrumors G4

    wrldwzrd89

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    You have completely solved your issue, if Java 6 and 7 are both alive and functional.
     

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