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How to install Java 1.5 on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard?

In order to install Java 1.5 on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, please follow these steps.

Execute the following commands in the terminal:

1. Get the java 5 that was included in 10.5 "leopard" and unpack:

cd /tmp/

curl -o java.1.5.0-leopard.tar.gz nd/java.1.5.0-leopard.tar.gz.

tar -xvzf java.1.5.0-leopard.tar.gz

2. Move it to your System java folder (password needed):

sudo mv 1.5.0 /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5.0-leopard

3. Tell OS X that java 5 actually is java 5:

cd /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/

sudo rm 1.5.0

sudo ln -s 1.5.0-leopard 1.5.0

sudo rm 1.5

sudo ln -s 1.5.0 1.5

After these commands, Java 1.5 will be installed. You can check Java 1.5 on Java Preferences dialog (open "/Applications/Utilities/Java")

Change the properties to use Java 1.5 32-bit on MagicDraw. Open file ""*, which is located in /bin and change path in line JAVA_HOME=.

The line should look like:



* If you are using MagicDraw 17.0.5 or later, the name of the property file is

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