Install/Update Java

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by GaresTaylan, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. GaresTaylan macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Has anyone found a way to install or update Java? While Im not a fan, the VPN solution we use at my business relies on Java. I have a test bed set up with Yosemite and this seems to be one of the only pieces that is not functioning properly.

    The context is that the Java installer doesn't recognize 10.10 as newer than OS X 10.6, so the install fails.
     
  2. profets macrumors 68040

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    We have an important piece of software at work that (unfortunately) requires Java. Same story happens every time there's a new version of OS X (the vendor is hesitant to update so it works with the latest version of Java for OS X).

    Have you tried multiple installers? I'd guess that Apple will have one available by the time we reach GM.
     
  3. GaresTaylan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    By default the website tries to push you to manually download 7u45. Thats fine as its the minimum required for our app. Unfortunately all the builds up to current don't seem to want to install.
     
  4. Shmanky macrumors regular

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    Toronto
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    This suggestion works, by editing SystemVersion.plist

    Code:
    sudo pico /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemVersion.plist
    And then changing both 10.10 to 10.9.

    If you already had Java installed you can run Eclipse like this:

    Code:
    ./eclipse -vm /usr/bin/java &
    Assuming that
    Code:
    whereis java
    returns
    Code:
    /usr/bin/java
     

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