Fixing My Java Runtime (Broken in 10.4.6 Update)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ppc_michael, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    After updating to 10.4.6, my Java runtime broke. Running "java -version" in Terminal gives "Segmentation fault." and Java applications won't launch.

    How can I repair this? I tried downloading and re-installing Java 1.4.2 from Apple's site but it won't let me install it, because Installer says "Does not contain a version of Java that needs updating."
  2. wheezy macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Alpine, UT
    I've been getting Java errors as well, and didn't link it to 10.4.6, but, that makes sense cause since then I have had the problems....

    I have no idea how to fix it though.
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  4. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816


    Nov 24, 2005
    I'm only really here at night.
    Download & install J2SE50Release3 from

    then go to: Applications >> Utilities >> Java >>J2SE5.0 >> Java preferences.

    open the preferences app & and select the J2SE5.0/and drag it to the top of both lists, if it is not already there. Then re-start your browser and try everything again :)

    been there, done that.....
    werks fer mee :p
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
  6. NighthawkArt macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2006
    Java problem

    Hi every one,
    hope there is someone here who might be willing and able to help me.
    I'm having some trouble with an error message when uploading images with java. has anyone gotten this message: ( Exception:Broken Pipe) and if so could you help me with correcting this error or know what it is???:confused: :eek: the tiff file loads up to 95% and then i get this message this is in firefox and have tried this in safari where it only loads 22% then get this same message????? not sure on what to do.:confused: I use mac ox 10.3.9 and am waiting to get tiger upgrade. thanks:)


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