How to properly uninstall Java 6 on OSX?
jesmith at kaon.com
Tue Feb 4 09:21:59 PST 2014
I don’t know the answer to your question, but I can suggest that you might be causing yourself unneeded problems.
Security updates are important because of web sites that use Java maliciously. But you can’t use Java 6 on the web anyway. You can only run Java 7 for applets.
Java 6 is on your machine for legacy software that relies on it in standalone applications. The security issues aren’t going to impact these apps. The security issues are invariably sandbox violation tricks, and the standalone apps aren’t running Java sandboxed anyway.
On Feb 4, 2014, at 12:07 PM, Claudio Nieder <private at claudio.ch> wrote:
> it seems like Apple does not support Java 1.6 on Mavericks anymore, it is still at 1.6.0_65, the latest security updates of 1.6.0_71 are not available for OSX 10.9.
> Thus I would like to get rid of Java 6, but last time I tried to remove anything Java like except for what I had in /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7* resulted in problems even with Java 7, I probably removed more than I should have to and deleted some library or framework needed by Java 7, and thus had to reinstall Java 6.
> So what is the recommended way to uninstall Java 6 from Mavericks? Is there any utility one can execute?
> Claudio Nieder, Talweg 6, CH-8610 Uster, Tel +4179 357 6743, www.claudio.ch
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