Java SE 6 Mac OS X 10.4.5 binary (Intel)

For some reason, Apple pulled the binary. With some effort, I was able to find this thread, which points to this link.

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42 comments

  1. You welcome. This link did took me hours to find. We are fortunate that there are people out there that make these software available when Apple took them down. So, a big thank you for the original person who post the binary and to those who shared the links before I did.

  2. I was able to find the link to the JDK package but when I tried to run the installer it would just quit out saying that I had a newer version already installed on my computer. Any Ideas on how to get around this?

  3. thanks a lot!
    I was reading posts about people having 1.6 on 10.4 but couldn’t find any link, I thought I was mad.

    Ah, Apple marketing monkeys.
    May be we should mirror everything for 10.4 before they claim it never existed.

  4. Man, you cannot install it over the “Java release 6 for 10.4″ from December (which is 1.5)
    they closed the loop, you won’t be able to have 1.6 on Tiger anymore.

  5. I guess that’s Apple’s way of encouraging people to upgrade their Mac OS. On Leopard, Apple does provide a beta version of 1.6 from their developer site.

  6. Unfortunately the installation it’s not possible: at the first step we get a warning saying “too new” and the installation is canceld down!

  7. Firstly, thanks very much for this link.

    I had the same problem as the later respondents in this thread, with a nasty message telling me that I had a later version of Java installed. But, rather than giving up, I found a workaround for people comfortable with terminal access to their Mac.

    Open up a terminal, and go to: /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A

    Now move the Resources folder away for a minute:
    sudo mv Resources Resources.SAVE

    Start the installer BUT DON’T INSTALL YET. All we are trying to do is get past the stupid roadblock. Once you see that installation is going to be permitted. Move the Resources folder back to its original position:
    sudo mv Resources.SAVE Resources

    And now, you can complete your install. Voila!

    1. Trying to get a hold of you to see if you’ve actually had any luck running 6.0 based jar files on your computer. I get the message described at the end of this post. Thanks for your time and for the tips!

      Patrick

  8. Thank you so much for posting this! My mac is a Max OS X 10.5.1 which means I just miss out of the 10.5 Update… it’s fine if I use this one right?

  9. Hmmm… My download quits halfway through… and says that it’s completed but when I open it, it says that “The disk image failed to mount” and it says that it wasn’t recognised… why does this happen?

  10. Just confirming that Nello’s solution for installing J SE 6 on a 10.4.11 system works. I’ll add the comment that you must remember that you should go to /Utilities/Java/Java SE 6 and reset the Java Preferences to use SE6 otherwise it will default to SE 5.

  11. thanks nello!!!
    echo that command line – been looking for it for about a year ,,,, :)
    however my gratepic application installer still says i have 1.5 installed and not 1.6 …. is there a similar method i can use to get past that road block!>!?

    (Firstly, thanks very much for this link.

    I had the same problem as the later respondents in this thread, with a nasty message telling me that I had a later version of Java installed. But, rather than giving up, I found a workaround for people comfortable with terminal access to their Mac.

    Open up a terminal, and go to: /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A

    Now move the Resources folder away for a minute:
    sudo mv Resources Resources.SAVE

    Start the installer BUT DON’T INSTALL YET. All we are trying to do is get past the stupid roadblock. Once you see that installation is going to be permitted. Move the Resources folder back to its original position:
    sudo mv Resources.SAVE Resources

    And now, you can complete your install. Voila!)

  12. Hey guys, I need a hand. Downloaded the link, and the message is comin up sayin i have a later version. I know you guys just explained how to get by it but im computer retarded and need a really dumbed down explanation of how to bypass this. thanks.

  13. Hi, I just downloaded this onto my Mac OSX 10.4 and keeping the message that the java is too new. I don’t know ‘java’ code. How do I resolve this matter, in plain English? I also tried downloading soylatte, to which I am even doubly confused…

  14. Hi, I just tried to put this into practice but Terminal apparently can’t find the resources -folder. This is what I get in Terminal:

    imac-g5:~ user1$ /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A
    -bash: /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A: is a directory
    imac-g5:~ user1$ sudo mv Resources Resources.SAVE
    Password:
    mv: rename Resources to Resources.SAVE: No such file or directory
    imac-g5:~ user1$

    I don’t no if this is relevant, but when I tried to verify if the resources folder exists and I opened /Library/frameworks with Finder and I found it empty. Are the folders hidden?

    Thanks for any help!

  15. where is Java 1.6? It Show That I Have Java 2, 5, 6, 7, & 8… Cuz trying to run LimeWire and wont work without Java 1.6 & Im Confused Help Me Please

  16. Stefan, you look like you didn’t move to the directory before doing the rename.
    start with
    cd /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A

    ls (this command will confirm you are in the right place

    then follow the rename steps. Just finished on my iMac G3 500Mhz Tiger fine.

  17. DAVE! HELP! I broke my Java!

    I’m running OS X.5.6 on a MAC Mini, installed some updates – probably the wrong ones. After one installation, a desktop icon called TerminalJajvaVersion.rtf appeared. And now I can’t play any jhtml-based games. (Also, I am a MAC Moron of 2 years, after 25+ years on a PC.)

    THX!

  18. So I followed nello’s instructions and successfully installed java 6.0 and selected this version in the preferences. However when I check my java version in the terminal with the command:

    > java -version

    I get this message:

    java version “1.5.0_16″
    Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_16-b06-275)
    Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_16-132, mixed mode, sharing)

    Even though my java preferences say that I am running SE 6, my computer apparently still thinks its in version 5 (1.5.0_16). As a result, when i try to execute some jar file with something like this:

    java -jar myjar.jar

    I get :

    Exception in thread “main” java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file

    I’m about ready to throw my mac out the god damn window.

  19. When I open it to install it, it says “Alert: Volume has a newer version of java.” and the window closes. I tried what chris said but the JavaVM.framework does not exist. So I created it and the folders after it but the rest is unclear. Trying to help my mom get this (I’m a PC, but she has a mac) so any help os much appreciated.

  20. Thanks a lot for this post. I’ve been looking for a while for a way to bring Java 6 onto my Tiger-running powerbook.

    If anyone is interested, I found another way to do the trick Nello gave us before. I find it simpler, since you don’t even have to use terminal… So here it is :

    In the finder, go to the “Go” menu, and then “Go to folder”, and type in the command line nello gave :
    /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/
    This will bring you to the hidden subfolder Nello accessed by terminal.

    Then select the “Resources” and move it somewhere else, or, as I did, delete it (but do NOT empty the trash!). Since it is a protected folder, it will ask for your security password…

    Then lauch the Java 6 intaller, as Nello said, but do not start the installation, and bring back the “Resources” folder to its’ right place from the trash (or the place you had moved it to). Once again, it will ask for your password. You can then finish the installation without problem.

    Hopefully this alternate version will help those who don’t feel comfy with terminal.

    1. No sabes que, muchas gracias hermano te lo agradesco bastante te pasas eres grande entre los grandes asi no me tuve que meter a la terminal gracias , gracias gracias

  21. I’ve used this version of java for 2 months now, and it’s kind of unstable. The apps I use on it tend to crash down quite often. It might be because of the app, of course, but as far as I know, I’ve heard no complaint about those apps crashing under OS 10.5…
    Does anyone have any review about using this version of Java? Is it unstable with other people too, or is it just me?
    I have a powerbook G4 1.5Ghz, 1.25Gb RAM, OS 10.4.11.

  22. Hi, I’m trying to use JAVA 1.6 with my Tiger version 10.4.11, but i’m not having success. This is the message I get
    -bash: export: `Files/soylatte16-1.0.3/bin/:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin’: not a valid identifier

    Can You Help me?

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