Mac OS X Java

So I got the great idea yesturday to install Coldfusion MX 7 on my Intel Mac to try out some ideas. I found out that Adobe does not currently support Coldfusion MX on the intel Mac. They do redirect you to numerous blogs that give you instructions on how to get it working anyways. With my limited knowledge of unix commands, and a few typos, I manged to remove my copy of Java 1.4.2 by accident.

On my PC this would not be a problem, I would just go download the installer, and re-install Java 1.4.2. Unfortnately Mac manages there own Java installs, and I could not find how to get a copy of Java 1.4.2 to install on my Mac. I tried running different updater images, removing receipts from the library, and running Java.pkg from the install disc that came with my MacBook Pro.

Finally I found the magical answer. This technote explained in one simple page, why no matter what I tried I could not get 1.4.2 back on my system. So after following the instructions, removing the version.plist file and running Java.pkg; like magic the java system was restored to the state it needed to be, and I am a very happy camper. Thank you apple developer.

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