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Betatester Java runtime didn't get updated automatically - reliability of automatic updates
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Last edited on 17th Aug, 2011 12:35

In PSI, the status was set to "Update Scheduled". I have closed the browser and all other programs, nothing happened. I restarted the computer - nothing happened.

Exactly the same problem as described here:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/557...

I tried then the workaround described in that thread:

"If your application is still stuck at "Update Scheduled", try double-clicking the application in question, disabling Auto-Updates for the application, waiting 30 seconds, and enabling it again. This should clear out all cached files relating to this application."

After doing this, Java got finally updated.. Well, how reliable is PSI really? I really like the program so far, if it won't be for this problem.

The Java update - would it have been installed sooner or later? Or would it stay forever in the "Update Scheduled" limbo, without the manual workaround?

And besides deactivating auto updates and activating them again, are there other ways to fix this issue?

By the way, great work so far.

lmacri RE: Java runtime didn't get updated automatically - reliability of automatic updates
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Hi Betatester:

What version of Java were you trying to download? There's a post on the official Java website at http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/java7.xml explaining why the Java 7 SE (v. 1.7.0.0) is only being made available to developers at this time on the official Java web site.

I tested my Java JRE plugin today with the Java Version Checker at http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp and it currently reports that I have the recommended Java v. 6.26

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Betatester RE: Java runtime didn't get updated automatically - reliability of automatic updates
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Java 6 Update 26.

I experimented a bit with Secunia and the issue came up with Acrobat Reader 9.4.5, too. That update rot in the "Update scheduled" limbo unti I did the workaround.
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Anthony Wells RE: Java runtime didn't get updated automatically - reliability of automatic updates
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Hi ,

Quite a few people seem to have problems with the JRE U26 "auto-update" working correctly . The method suggested by the Secunia Official would seem to have been effective and is probably the simplest for the average user .

I personnaly tried closing the PSI , which would not stop the "auto-update" process that would need you to stop the variuos processes , and went and got the update installer from the Java website and ran it successfully and this was recognised by the PSI after a full scan (+/- a reboot ?? can't remember :((

Both Secunia and the vendors agree that using the programmes' internal updater or a manual install from the vendor website is the "least hassle" way for most programmes to be updated. No doubt the "auto-update" will improve with time and certainly helps/provokes a response from the more lazy and the less experienced user .

Take care

Anthony



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