Knowledgebase: Spot and Leopard
Mac OS X: Upgrading to Spot/Leopard v19.14
Posted by Elena Scire on 08 January 2019 02:15 PM
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE BEFORE UPGRADING SPOT/LEOPARD
Spot and Leopard v19.14 require Java 1.6 and 1.7. They do not work with version 1.8. Having already installed Java 1.8 will not prevent Spot from working. If you are upgrading Spot from an older version or you are installing Spot on a new machine you need to follow these steps.
To check which versions of Java are installed run the following on the command line:
/usr/libexec/java_home -VYou will see a result like :
Matching Java Virtual Machines (4): 1.8.0_202, x86_64: "Java SE 8" /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_202.jdk/Contents/Home 1.7.0_80, x86_64: "Java SE 7" /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_80.jdk/Contents/Home 1.6.0_65-b14-468, x86_64: "Java SE 6" /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home 1.6.0_65-b14-468, i386: "Java SE 6" /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home
If you have a "Java SE 6" and "Java SE 7" you are good to go. If you are missing either then download the needed version using the following instructions. You may have to restart Spot/Leopard after completing these steps.
If you have installed Java 1.7 and you get the error message "No compatible version of Java 1.7* is available." then see the section below.
It is recommended that you download a fresh copy of Spot from http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/propkit/spot/Spitzer-pride19_14_0-mac.dmg and replace spot.app with it. Then try restarting Spot. Try this before you follow the directions below.
If your Spot will not open after an auto-update or if you get either of these two errors
you need to follow these directions:
Possible problems: Spot or Leopard does not run after replacing JavaApplicationStub
Fix: JavaApplicationStub must be executable. A user might have to rename the original and then drop a new one in to replace it.