java 7 on mountain lion

I upgraded to Mountain Lion and get Java 6 not found when trying to launch Eclipse or Open Office.  I then tried the command lion and get:

Jeanne-Boyarskys-MacBook-Pro:Applications nyjeanne$ java -version Unable to locate a Java Runtime to invoke.Jeanne-Boyarskys-MacBook-Pro:Applications nyjeanne$ java -version Unable to locate a Java Runtime to invoke.

Really?  I spent a good while getting Java 7 installed on Lion.  And now I get to do it again?  Luckily it wasn’t that problem.

I learned

Java 7 was still there under Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/.  It just wasn’t in my path anymore so the Mac didn’t recognize it.  After letting Apple install Java 6, everything was fine.  My Eclipse JRE pointed to Java 7 and Open Office launched with Java 6.


While this turned out to be a non-issue, I’m still blogging about it because this wasn’t what I expected to happen.

2 thoughts on “java 7 on mountain lion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *