Oracle Java 8 on OSX 10.7.5

Discussion in 'macOS' started by johnmerlino, May 21, 2014.

  1. johnmerlino macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2011
    I downloaded the jdk-8u5-macosx-x64.dmg file from Oracle website:

    It successfully installs but I cannot use it or find it on the system.

    $ java -version
    java version "1.6.0_65"
    Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-462-11M4609)
    Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-462, mixed mode)

    $ cd /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/
    $ ls

    $ sudo update-alternatives --config javac
    sudo: update-alternatives: command not found

    Anyone get Java 8 installed on Mac OSX? It took under 5 minutes to install on UBuntu.
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Java SE 8 isn't officially supported on OS X 10.7 "Lion" - officially it requires 10.8.3 "Mountain Lion" or later.

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