OSX Java Help

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  1. A4orce84, Jul 31, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014

    A4orce84 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hey Guys,

    I upgraded my JAVA version to 1.8 JRE, as linked here:

    However, when looking at my OSX System version, via terminal, I see the following:
    aahmad-mac:~ aahmad$ java -version
    java version "1.6.0_65"

    Checking the Java Control Panel, in System Settings however, I see the correct Java 1.8 version:

    Can anyone help me get my "system" version of Java upgraded to 1.7 or 1.8 as well? I'm having trouble trying to do this.

    I am running OSX 10.9.4 (Mavericks) on a Retina Macbook Pro.

  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005

    This is very confusing for users... here is the deal.

    That Terminal command tells you which version of the JDK you have installed. This is what is used by local apps that use java.

    What you installed is the Java runtime that used a browser plugin used by web ages that run Java.


    Go to this web page to see what version of the plugin you have. It should show Java 8.

    If you want both the JRE and JDK updated to Java 8 you need to install the JDK version 8, although you don't have to do this.
  3. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    Thanks Weaselboy, that did the trick. Installed Java 1.8 JDK, and now looks like everything is in sync:

    aahmad-mac:~ aahmad$ java -version
    java version "1.8.0_11"


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