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I have been using arara + TeXShop to automate the pdflatex, bibtex, pdflatex, pdflatex, until recently, array pops up a window, asking me to upgrade my Mac Java.

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Then, I did. I clicked "More Info", which led me to here.

However, it is still not working after I upgraded my Java. How may I fix it?

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  • Hi there! I'll take a look right now. :) Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 12:48
  • @PauloCereda Awesome! Thanks a lot for helping out! Do please let me know if you need more information/experiments. I will be around. Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 12:49
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    My tests are done, let's go for the reports: I have tried a sample document with TeXShop 3.48 + arara 3.0 in Yosemite 10.10.1 + Java 1.8.0, and everything worked just fine. I got a similar prompt the other day when I installed Minecraft (a game) in my Mac because IIRC it requires a legacy Java 6.0 install regardless of any other JVM's in your systems (apparently Yosemite gets confused and don't act properly on this subject). So, I suggest that, in addition to the latest Java installed (I think you installed 1.8.0), install this one as well: support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 13:07
  • Just another note: thankfully I'm quite feral with versions, so arara works with every version of Java so far, starting from Java 5.0, so either Java 6 or Java 8 represents no threat to arara. :) Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 13:09
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    Thanks, I'll write an answer. :) Here you go, a preview: vimeo.com/113328301 Commented Dec 21, 2014 at 13:26

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From my comment to a proper answer. :)

I have tried a sample document with TeXShop 3.48 + arara 3.0 in Yosemite 10.10.1 + Java 1.8.0, and everything worked just fine.

That said, I got a similar prompt the other day when I installed Minecraft in my Mac because IIRC it requires a legacy Java 6.0 install regardless of any other JVM's in your systems — the word in the street says that, apparently, Yosemite gets confused and don't act properly on this subject.

A possible workaround is to install this DMG package containing a legacy Java 6.0 virtual machine available from Apple, in addition to the latest Java installed (at the time of this writing, Java 8.0). That way, Yosemite will at least understand there's a JVM available and will complain no more. :)

It's worth noting that arara works with all versions, starting from Java 5.0, and with the majority of VM vendors (like OpenJDK), so no matter if it's being invoked with either Java 6.0 or Java 8.0, arara will remain pristine. :)

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