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Bug in Java update if both 32-bit and 64-bit plugin is installed

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jacobdk
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Joined: 2008-04-21

Hi forum

Yesterday I noticed a weird problem. I'm running Windows Vista x64, and for testing purposes I have installed both 6u12 (Windows x64) and 6u12 (Windows x86). I could update the x86 to 6u13 using the "Update" tab in Java Control Panel.

This means, that I now have 6u13 x86 and 6u12 x64 installed. Now I tried updating the x64 to 6u13 by choosing "Update" in the Java Control Panel for the x64 plugin. But something is wrong here - when I did this, Java Update downloaded 6u13 - but the x86 version - ???

I can of course update the x64 plugin manually - but something seems to be broken in the automatic update - at least if you for debugging purposes have them both installed in an x64 OS. Is this a known issue?

Thanks in advance,
Jacob

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rogerl
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[this question should still be moved by let me answer it, before that happens]

That tab should probably be disabled (temporarily) in the x64 version, I suspect an oversight in our efforts to get the x64 release out. At the moment there is no auto-update for the x64 version, which is why that button will not work. Until the work is done to allow x64 to utilize auto-update it will be necessary to download and install the full release.

-Roger

jacobdk
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Joined: 2008-04-21

Thanks for replying, even though in the wrong forum. That answers that question.

Btw. I couldn't find the forum cvd mentioned in his post. I'm probably just blind, but I couldn't find it in the main forum listing.

Off-topic: I hope java.net is kept alive, including this forum, when Oracle takes over Sun... but only Oracle knows what will happen to everything regarding Java.... I keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks again,
Jacob

cvd
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Joined: 2009-03-18

Hi Jacob,

On one hand your question has nothing to do with “Early Access”.
On the other hand, there is already a special forum:
java.net Forums » Java Deployment & Distribution » JRE Installer & Auto Update

What was the reason for posting it here?

Regards
Nick

jacobdk
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Joined: 2008-04-21

You're right - it's my mistake. Could I ask an admin to move this post to the right forum?