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Which path to enter to add Java 7 to a Mac OS X installation. [closed]

asked 2013-01-13 15:50:03 +0200

Martin Krischik gravatar image

updated 2015-08-25 20:14:27 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I have Libre Office installed on Mac OS X installed and it only found the old Java 6 installation. No matter which path I enter it is not a valid Java installation directory.

It is of course. The test used is just to strict.

So what is a valid Java installation? Which test are performed?

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I would like to know, too, because I recently installed Java 7 and wondered how I could change to it in LibreOffice, on OS X 10.8.

CyanCG gravatar imageCyanCG ( 2013-01-18 19:12:21 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-21 15:47:00 +0200

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updated 2014-01-21 15:50:05 +0200

It does not take the Java 7 path because it's 64bit and LibO 4.1 does not support 64bit yet. It will be available in 4.2, see this answer

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answered 2013-01-18 21:05:50 +0200

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answered 2014-06-23 22:18:38 +0200

For what it's worth, I just installed JRE 1.8.0u5 and LibreOffice 4.2.5 on my Mac running OS X 10.9. The Oracle 1.8.0_05 JRE and the Apple 1.6.0_65 JRE both appear in the list of JREs in Preferences -> LibreOffice -> Advanced. I don't have a way to give it a good workout but at least I can choose the new JRE.

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