Resolved Apple Java 6 for 10.11

johnbarrett

macrumors newbie
Oct 6, 2015
1
0
Hawaii
Aloha,
I am lost with java on El Captain! I have installed "jdk-8u60-macosx-x64.dmg" but I still get this dialog. This is the first time that I have had a issue with java on the mac OS X platform.

Did you find a solution to your issue? Do you have any advice for me?

Thanks!
Johnny
 

Attachments

dsemf

macrumors 6502
Jul 26, 2014
374
83
Aloha,
I am lost with java on El Captain! I have installed "jdk-8u60-macosx-x64.dmg" but I still get this dialog. This is the first time that I have had a issue with java on the mac OS X platform.

Did you find a solution to your issue? Do you have any advice for me?

Thanks!
Johnny
It is most likely software that requires Java 6. Try the link shown in post #51.

DS
 

oliverdowling

macrumors newbie
Jun 10, 2015
3
4
Australia
I have a blog post linked earlier in this thread that got a lot of traffic at both the beta and official release of El Capitan.

Installing Apple's legacy Java 6 is the simplest solution, but if you instead want to install Oracle's Java 8, the old post of mine has all the information you would need. However, with all the updates to my blog post over time, it has become a bit hard to get simple instructions from, so I've created two new posts on my blog.

If you want to install Oracle's JRE 8, I made a post with instructions on my blog here: https://oliverdowling.com.au/2015/10/09/oracles-jre-8-on-mac-os-x-el-capitan/

Oracle's JDK 8 is a little easier to install, because it actually comes with an installer, rather than just being a zip file. For most users, however, it is "the JRE but with more things that I'll never use". You can find the post with instructions for the JDK here: https://oliverdowling.com.au/2015/10/09/oracles-jdk-8-on-mac-os-x-el-capitan/
 

hintofsilence

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2009
10
0
Salt Lake City, UT
Its good to know that Java is having issues, because I need java on my machine and losing the ability will cause issues. I'm still rocking with Yosemite, so its good to be safe then sorry.
So I followed the instructions in reply #5, but it wouldn't let me perform the first of the two commands, since this is not a virtual machine. However, I ran the second of the two, turned the rootless back on, rebooted, and then it allowed the install to go forward. I'm waiting for it to finish, so not sure how well CS5 will perform once install is complete, but I am optimistic. I'll post the results here after I test it.

Update: Illustrator seems to work, except that I am having the same issue with the whole thing crashing when trying to use the eyedropper tool, as mentioned in another comment. Rather annoying, but I can probably work around it if I have to. Anyone else found a fix for that?
 

oliverdowling

macrumors newbie
Jun 10, 2015
3
4
Australia
  1. Open Terminal.app and write sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0" + return
  2. Reboot
  3. Install Java from https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572?locale=en_US
This will install Java 6, 7 and 8 on El Capitan. Enjoy!
  1. Disabling "rootless" (it was rebranded as System Integrity Protection, SIP) this way no longer works on El Capitan, it was only possible to do it this way during the beta, and had some obvious flaws.
  2. The Java in the link you supplied only installs Java 6, not Java 7 and 8.
  3. The installer from Apple does not require SIP being disabled.
 

nfonrose

macrumors newbie
Sep 16, 2017
1
0
France
  1. Open Terminal.app and write sudo nvram boot-args="rootless=0" + return
  2. Reboot
  3. Install Java from https://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572?locale=en_US
This will install Java 6, 7 and 8 on El Capitan. Enjoy!
For some reason, the "Download" button has now disappeared from the apple support page, making it impossible to download the DMG file. But the file itself is still on Apple servers and I managed to find its URL thanks to the Internet Archive.

Here is the link to the javaforosx.dmg file: http://supportdownload.apple.com/download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Apple_Software_Updates/Mac_OS_X/downloads/031-29055.20150831-0f779fb2-4bf4-11e5-a8d8-/javaforosx.dmg
 

Sko

macrumors 6502
Oct 17, 2009
283
55
Germany
I provided an easy double click solution to use latest Java instead of old Java 6 based on Oliver's instructions here.

Edit: updated version for Java 9
 
Last edited:

KeithC

macrumors newbie
May 12, 2013
4
0
I am using High Sierra public beta. After installing the latest public beta update of this week, 10.13.1 Beta (17B42a), Java for OS X 2015-001 no longer installs. At the Select a Destination point during the installation, it says that "Java for OS X 2015-001 can't be installed on this disk. A newer version of this package is already installed." And there are no eligible hard disks for installation. This worked fine under the previous High Sierra public beta. I have informed Apple (for whatever this is worth).
Has anyone experienced this AND found a solution??? Thx
 

Mike Boreham

macrumors 68000
Aug 10, 2006
1,801
438
UK
Apple have just released :

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572?locale=en_GB

"Java for macOS 2017-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.10 Yosemite, macOS 10.9 Mavericks, macOS 10.8 Mountain Lion, and macOS 10.7 Lion.

This package is exclusively intended for support of legacy software and installs the same deprecated version of Java 6 included in the 2015-001, 2014-001, and 2013-005 releases".

I think this will solve your problem.
 
  • Like
Reactions: CoastalOR

camelia

macrumors 6502
Apr 3, 2015
381
44
Mexico City
Did anyone figure out a way how to install Apple's Java 6 on a machine running 10.11?

I keep getting this error:
"This application requires the legacy Java SE 6 runtime which is unavailable for this version of OS X."

I have Java 8 JDK Update 45 installed on my computer.
See Terminal java -version:
"
java version "1.8.0_45"

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_45-b14)

Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.45-b02, mixed mode)"



Trying to install Java for OS X 2014-001 which is the latest release of Apple's Java (that I know of at least) I get this error:
"Java for OS X 2014-001 can't be installed on this disk. A never version of this package is already installed."
View attachment 559761


Does anyone have an idea?


Update:

Solution:
https://oliverdowling.com.au/2014/03/28/java-se-8-on-mac-os-x/
Thank you!! :):):):)
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.