Java SDK 1.6 on OS X

Hell of an adventure I had today with my newest venture. The short story:

My user client is built on Java (1.6) and is compatible with, basically, everything. So, when after I downloaded the client and tried to launch it within Apple’s latest OS creation I was bummed to see it fail. After a bit of banging away I realized that there was an update released in September of 2008. So, I go online and begin the 136 meg download from Starbucks.

I discovered during the download this site.
http://weblogs.java.net/blog/arungupta/archive/2008/04/java_se_6_u5_on.html

The simple solution is the following:

  • If you want to have JDK 1.6 on your Mac then go to this directory:
  • /Applications/Utilities/Java/Java Preferences.app/Contents/MacOS
    • and run “./Java\ Preferences” (without quotes)
  • drag’n’drop JAVA SE 6 to the top of the “Application list”
  • Done – that is it.

At the console type “java -version” to confirm.

Happy Javaing…

James DeLuccia

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Proficient in IT Controls, IT Security, and Risk management. My recent interests lie in the credit card security and protecting identities. This blog will reflect the past, current, and future best steps to securing data (specifically in the context of PCI DSS, and DSOP)
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