Install Java for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Tags: Apple, Java, Lion, Mac OS, Mac OS X, Oracle, Sun, Terminal, X
Posted under General, Mac, Programming, Technology by Zebedee Pedersen on July 20th, 2011
Like many people out there living on the Macintosh, I’ve spent the best part of this evening backing up, installing and downloading files, all to upgrade my machines to the latest and greatest from Cupertino, CA – OS X Lion. I’ve got a pretty epic Evernote listing all the software I need to reload, but one absentee from the default install is the Java platform. As a Java dev, this is one of the first points I’ve looked to address.
Installing Java on OS X Lion is actually really easy, but for some reason starting the process is not very obvious.
Java is installed by the Software Update program, however to launch the process you’ll need to open a Terminal window and type:
Software Update will take it from there. Seems so odd, the pairing of Terminal and Software Update, probably the least and most friendly parts of the Mac OS.