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Cannot update java on mac 10.4.11. bad address?  RSS feed

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My apologies for what will be my obvious ignorance. I am only a very new coder and have almost no experience with java itself.

In fact, my problem at the moment is trying to id and fix what seems to be a bad address when I try to use Release 9 to update J2SE 1.4.2 and J2SE 5.0. on a PPC G5 running 10.4.11. J2SE 1.4.2 and J2SE 5.0 show up in Java Prefs. When I use terminal java -version, it returns:

Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_05-83)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_05-48, mixed mode, sharing)

So I would think that the Release 9 installer would execute. But when I launch the installer pkg, I get the message to run Software Update and all previous updates for java. Since I am running the last version of Tiger, I tried to install all previous releases of Java updates, from Release 6 - 8, but I get the same message to use Software Update and install previous Java versions.

I am going through this because a jar that tried to launch would fail and thus an app dependent on the jar executing would not launch.

In looking at one set of log info, a "bad address" message appeared. Below is the top line summary. I have the entire thread, but I haven't included it here because it is so long. Glad to do so if it would help someone steer me to the solution.

# This JavaNativeCrash log describes the Java state at a Native Crash in a Java application.
# The corresponding native state can be found in the crash log generated by CrashReporter.

# If this error is reproducible, please report it with the following information:
# 1. Provide the steps to reproduce, a test case, and any relevant information
# 2. This JavaNativeCrash_pid<num>.crash.log (Java state)
# 3. The corresponding <name>.crash.log (native state; generated by CrashReporter)
# File report at: http://bugreport.apple.com/

# An unexpected Java error has been detected by HotSpot Virtual Machine:
# Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (1.5.0_05-48 mixed mode, sharing)
# Internal Error (/SourceCache/HotSpot15/HotSpot15-48/src/os_cpu/macosx_ppc/vm/os_macosx_ppc.cpp, line 358), pid=4086, tid=25184768
# Error: java object has a bad address

--------------- T H R E A D ---------------

Many thanks in advance.

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