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Where do I find Java Runtime

by 45-09843560-98245w-0wefpo / November 23, 2010 3:11 AM PST

I am trying to use Open office, it keeps asking for JRE.
Where do I find this(JRE) to show open office where it's located.
I installed the 10.6 java update #3 today.
Mac o/s 10.6.4 on MAC Pro with dual intel chips(2007 early version)

Thanks for any help Steve in SE Pennsylvania

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Java Runtime
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 23, 2010 8:49 AM PST

is not actually somewhere that you can point to.

If you have it installed, like you say you do, then Open Office should find it automatically.

If you have run all the current updates, JRE is installed.


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I hesitate to ask, but
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 23, 2010 8:52 AM PST

are you sure you downloaded the correct version of Open Office?

I note that there is a version for Windows and one for Mac


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REI hesitate to ask, but
by 45-09843560-98245w-0wefpo / November 23, 2010 9:23 PM PST
In reply to: I hesitate to ask, but

Mac O/S 10.6.4 with latest security update - still waiting on 10.6.5 to settle
10.6 Java V#3 update
Open Office for ""MAC"" V3.2.1 5/20/2010
NO JRE on machine only 1.6.0 vdk in system Library

Still asks for JRE and dies when attempting to register or to look for updates!!

I have nine fingers, so I know I make mistakes!!

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Something of a pet peeve
by Jimmy Greystone / November 23, 2010 10:05 PM PST

Something of a pet peeve I suppose you could say, are people who say they're waiting for some update or another to settle or bugs to be worked out, etc.

The update that is released on day 1 is the same update that will be available a year from now. There is no "settling" or working out of bugs, or whatever else.

Yes, sometimes there are odd interactions that were not expected, like the issue with 10.6.5 and PGP disk encryption, which is the fault of the PGP developers for not testing their product with pre-release builds of 10.6.5 that Apple releases to developers. Outside of that, there is no reason to wait more than 1-2 days, unless you are using an afflicted program, and are waiting on an update.

To not do so is to put your system at unnecessary risk of compromise. Just because you're using a Mac doesn't give you license to do something stupid with impunity. The consequences may not be as immediate on a Mac as Windows, but there ARE consequences. Using a Mac does not grant you some kind of special immunity.

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I had a similar (?) problem
by froggy56 / November 23, 2010 5:33 PM PST

I downloaded what, I still believe) was the Mac OS X version of Open Office. It runs fine, but when I try to register, it tells me that JRE isn't installed.

I've just given up trying to register!

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RE: I had similar problem
by 45-09843560-98245w-0wefpo / November 23, 2010 9:24 PM PST

Mine dies on registration and updates after giving NO JRE error message.

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This is a Bug
by rbircher / December 4, 2010 2:36 AM PST
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