unfortunately, that help page leads to an Oracle site (uninstalling-link for Mac) that won't help due to cookie settings. Why on earth needs a help page cookies??? This is the first site that refuses to help since I'm on iPad... arrgh
not my day, today...
entered a message on the FileMaker help page from Johan's answer because of Oracles cookie-way
First: I couldn't write on the iPad because the text-box was moving - UNDER the keyboard of the iPad
Second: An answer came back via mail, telling me that I have to click on the 'notify me' button on the footer of the mail. But there is no 'notify me button'
While appreciate your time to reply, your response does not answer my questions.
It is disappointing that the install package developers didn't make a package that could detect that 8.101 is higher version than 8.73 or 8.073.
I guess I will try rolling java back to 8.73, then installing FMS and then see if java update breaks it.
I have had the same problems as you and I just followed the steps in the link I gave you earlier and that solved my problem. Hope it solves yours too
Haha, I saw same issue when OSX reached 10.10
If you don't need something that version 101 fixes, then just use the older version.
I doubt there's much that changes at this late stage.
JDK Version 9 coming next March thereabouts.
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The problem may start when you have a non-compatible browser selected during the installation process.
I uninstalled Java 8u101 using teminal commands;
sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefpane
then I switched back from Chrome to Safari as default browser and the installation went smoothly from there.
I did as noted above, I removed java 8.101, installed 8.73 and now I am going to update back to 101.
As stated before, I think it is really lame of the package developers to program the install to completely halt if particular version not found. Other wise why list the java version requirement as "minimum version required" if you can't proceed with a higher version.
Hope someone from FM reads this post.
You may not want to update to 101, but keep both versions. FMS is picky about the version it is using.
You can keep multiple Java versions running parallel
I would be careful about running multiple versions of Java in a development environment, anyway.
If another released version of the same major release (8, in this case) is just to keep FMS happy, that's probably OK, but woe is the developer who compiles something under the wrong major version (like 8) JDK only to have customers report "MAJOR/MINOR" version errors back when they to run it in a JRE < 8.