Installing Java on a Mac for PACER/ECF Access
The court document filing system ECF requires Java 1.6 to be installed. This is not the latest version of Java, because apparently there is a bug that prevents the latest Java from working with the system.
To install Java on a Mac running any new version of OS X, you will need to do the following:
- Install the latest OS X Java update (the 2014-001 update is here). You will note from the release notes that this will uninstall the web plugin (intended to make room for installation of the newer Java version).
- Follow the directions on this page, to reenable the plugin. Briefly, you will need to run four commands from a terminal:
You can test the Java installation here.sudo mkdir -p /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled sudo mv /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/disabled sudo ln -sf /System/Library/Java/Support/Deploy.bundle/Contents/Resources/JavaPlugin2_NPAPI.plugin /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin sudo ln -sf /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Commands/javaws /usr/bin/javaws