Lion does not automatically download Java

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by striatum, May 14, 2011.

  1. striatum macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    It always fails with "no internet connection" errors (of course Internet is on).
    Any ideas?
  2. antmarobel macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2009
    You'll have to download it manually from Apple...But I think you have to be a developer to do that, since I did it through the Developers site...:p
  3. TheAppleDragon macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    As mentioned in the post above, Apple has decided to exclude Java in Lion. You have to download it manually, though it should prompt you in a popup and give you the option to get it - not tell you you have no internet connection. :p
  4. striatum thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011
    Anyone got a download link without registration?
  5. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    Sorry, any Dev download link will be behind the login page.
  6. intoxicatedmac macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2011
    WORKED IT OUT! (For me anyway)

    I discovered what the problem was after attempting a few times to install various versions of the java runtime....

    If you get the error message indicating you have no internet connection (and subsequently do not get the option to download Java runtime It's because you are using wifi! (at least it was for me)

    I decided to try connecting via the built in LAN adapter and voila! no more error and I got the option to download Java.

    I needed this to run Adobe CS5 and now I can run every time without problems...

    There are a number of other bugs in OSX Lion that I've come across (mostly with Gestures and Mission Control) so I'm going to go through the other posts on the site!

    Hope this helps someone.
  7. palyons macrumors newbie

    Mar 2, 2010
    There is actually a really simple way to get Java, without any hassle at all, as long as you're familiar with Terminal.

    All you have to do is go to LaunchPad > Utilities > Terminal
    and from there simply type, sudo java followed by your user account password.
  8. ryanide macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2002
    this works, Thanks!
  9. Icy1007 macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2011
    Cleveland, OH
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I got a prompt to download Java when I tried to run Cyberduck for the first time after installing Lion.

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