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Forum Thread: left in partially upgraded state by auto-update

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Oracle Java JRE 1.6.x / 6.x

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metaed left in partially upgraded state by auto-update
Member 17th Feb, 2011 16:37
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Yesterday I approved an auto-update for JRE 6.

Today it appears that the auto-update was incomplete. I observe the following.

PSI reports JRE 6 installed, with program state of "Patched" and Up-to-date". This report persists after performing a full scan.

JRE is installed on the system at C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin. This contains the executable which PSI reports to be up to date at rev. 6.0.240.7.

The system no longer has a Java control panel. "javacpl.cpl" is present in jre6\bin but not installed in C:\WINDOWS\system32.

The system seems to be missing Java registry keys. Manually launching the control panel from jre6\bin throws: "The system cannot find the registry key specified: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoftJava Runtime Environment\1.6.0_24". Also, the system no longer recognizes the JAR filetype, which is another indication of missing registry keys.

My next step will be to uninstall and reinstall JRE 6 using the vendor's procedure.

I am reporting the problem now, in case anyone can shed new light on it or is also having the same problem.

Secunia PSI 2.0.0.1003, Windows XP Pro SP3.

Cheers,

MetaEd

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metaed RE: left in partially upgraded state by auto-update
Member 17th Feb, 2011 18:13
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I have completed the reinstall of JRE using the vendor procedure, and can report that it was a successful workaround for the problem.

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DougSchuess RE: left in partially upgraded state by auto-update
Member 18th Feb, 2011 02:14
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I have experienced the same problem updating from JRE 6u23 to 6u24. System is running Vista. PSI is set up to automatically update without requesting approval.
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mogs RE: left in partially upgraded state by auto-update
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Morning.
Is there any particular reason you seem to have stayed with ?
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Secunia PSI 2.0.0.1003, Windows XP Pro SP3.

Cheers,

MetaEd


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metaed RE: left in partially upgraded state by auto-update
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Last edited on 18th Feb, 2011 20:09
on 18th Feb, 2011 07:19, mogs wrote:
Is there any particular reason you seem to have stayed with Secunia PSI 2.0.0.1003, Windows XP Pro SP3.


That was a good question. I had overlooked that PSI itself was not at the latest rev 2.0.0.3001. I thought PSI 2.0 had been notifying me when it needs updating itself. Actually I suspect I approved the download and never opened the installer. :-(

Possibly PSI should continue to pester you even after you download the installer.

EDIT: No, after checking file dates, the last installer I was pestered to download was the 2.0.0.1003. So I am going ahead to download the 2.0.0.3001 manually.

As for XP Pro I am married to that for a little while.

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mogs RE: left in partially upgraded state by auto-update
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That's a fair point.....I should have edited your temporary spouse from my "script".
Secunia is not always the best man at keeping self "in vogue" eh ?! It's not that I'm a dedicated follower of fashion....but my closest ally shouldn't fall behind !!! Regards,

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metaed RE: left in partially upgraded state by auto-update
Member 18th Feb, 2011 21:09
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On another system also running XP Pro SP3, but with Secunia PSI 2.0.0.3001, the same Java update completed without this problem.

I cannot know that 2.0.0.1003 caused the original problem, but I certainly cannot rule it out and I was unable to reproduce it under 2.0.0.3001. So I will say thank you for the solution.

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