Friday, October 9, 2015

No Java runtime present, requesting install.

I recently upgraded my OS X to Yosemite 10.10.5, when I type java from terminal, it prompted me "No Java runtime present, requesting install." message. From the dialog, Click “More Info” to visit the Java Developer Kit download website.”, it took me to Oracle JRE or JDK installation page. I downloaded and installed the jdk-8u60-macosx-x64.dmg and jre-8u60-macosx-x64.dmg, neither worked.

Then I did some google, and found support page, which has the download button to get javaforosx.dmg package (Java for OS X 2015-001 installs the legacy Java 6 runtime for OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and OS X 10.7 Lion.)

After I installed this compatibility Java runtime (which is version 6), it worked.

Jims-MacBook-Pro:bin jimz$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_65"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_65-b14-468-11M4833)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.65-b04-468, mixed mode)

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