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Apple released an update about Java and now I can't start my Cassandra db anymore. I think I will need Java 6 to use it but I can't uninstall Java 7 because I need it to run eclipse v.4 ... Does anyone know how to get back the Java Preference panel where I can choose which version I want to use?

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You might want to take a look at… for some more info. There are still issues with the method as we're still feeling our way through the problem – MadProgrammer Oct 23 '12 at 21:54

To find the Java Control Panel on Mac OS X (10.7.3 and above), under System Preferences click on the Java icon to access the Java Control Panel

[EDIT] try running Java under Applications/Utilities

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but i only show 1.7 in my java runtime environment, i've installed java 2012 -006 from apple but i can't find where it is :( – Xitrum Oct 23 '12 at 20:42

Try setting JAVA_HOME manually to the location of the previous version.

export JAVA_HOME=/System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Home
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