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Re: J/Link problem on Mac OS X

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  • Subject: [mg55239] Re: [mg55204] J/Link problem on Mac OS X
  • From: Todd Gayley <tgayley at>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 03:29:49 -0500 (EST)
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At 04:36 AM 3/16/2005, Mike wrote:
>I've recently become aware that I cannot run J/link programs on my computer
>when using version 5.1 (OS X 10.3.8). I had yet to delete version 5.0 and
>that version seems to run all the examples in the J/Link help browser and
>GUI kit fine. Version 5.1 stalls (error messages) at the InstallJava[]
>Has anyone else experienced this?


This problem is caused by a bug in OS/X 10.3.8. Apple tells us that they 
have fixed the behavior in the upcoming 10.3.9 release. The symptom that 
J/Link users will see is that InstallJava[] will hang depending on certain 
details of their networking configuration.

In the meantime, download J/Link 3.0.2 from, which incorporates a 
workaround for the problem. The 3.0.2 version of J/Link is identical to the 
3.0.1 version that ships with Mathematica 5.1.1, except for this one fix 
for OS/X 10.3.8.

Todd Gayley
Wolfram Research 

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