New Mac - Java issues - not showing up

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by rickprice, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. rickprice macrumors newbie

    rickprice

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    #1
    Trying to avoid the pain of a Time Machine backup here. Was having a problem with not having the new Java version over-riding the Java 6 JRE from Apple. In response to another thread on another forum I did this:

    sudo rm /usr/bin/java
    sudo ln -s /usr/bin/java /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java

    Reinstalled the JRE8u45 and it verifies but when I do a java -version , I get told that I don't have a JRE installed.

    ANY help appreciated. :mad:
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    I believe the JRE only installs the plugin and you need to install the JDK to get the Java runtime that java -version looks for.
     
  3. rickprice thread starter macrumors newbie

    rickprice

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