If I installed Java (or an older version), will the App Store update my local installation, even though I installed, and updated it outside of that?


  • Where and how did you install Java6?
    – klanomath
    Nov 13, 2014 at 17:01
  • @klanomath I installed Java6 in the default path, supplied from the link (apple) above. No other version of Sun Java is installed. Nov 13, 2014 at 17:02

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Java6 provided by Apple should be updated by the App Store, given any newer versions will be released (which i doubt).

(Tested with Mavericks & Apple Java RE 1.6.0_51 in a VM. It was updated to Apple Java RE 1.6.0_65 by App Store)

Java7 & Java8 provided by Oracle use their own update services.

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