Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

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Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby terrif » Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:08 am

I recently upgraded my mac to Yosemite. I wanted to install family search indexing. When I try installing, I get the following message.

To open Family Search Indexing Installer you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime.

It gives me a link to the Java software. But, I don't want to install it if it will mess up other programs on my computer. I am currently running Java 7 update 71, which the control panel tells me is the correct version for me when I click on update.

Is there a way to install Indexing with my current setup?

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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby rmuffley » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:51 pm

I am in the same circumstance, regarding Mac and Yosemite and Java, and am also unable to continue indexing. I understand there is to be a web-based interface to indexing. Is there established a roll-out date for the new approach? Thank you to a lot of people for a lot of effort in enabling the indexing process.

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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby russellhltn » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:05 pm

I don't have a Mac, so I'm not sure what to suggest, but you might want to check and make sure that Java is enabled in your browser. I seem to recall a setting/window in Java that said it was connected or not. Failing that, you might try different security settings.
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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby aebrown » Fri Nov 14, 2014 7:01 pm

rmuffley wrote:I understand there is to be a web-based interface to indexing. Is there established a roll-out date for the new approach?

The latest published info is here (from August). It doesn't mention any specific launch date.

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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:52 pm

The newest version of Java is Java 8 update 25. I have that installed on my Mac (with Yosemite) and the Indexing program works!
https://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby terrif » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:24 pm

I sure appreciate everyone trying to help me. I downloaded and installed Java 8 update 25, but am still getting the following message. "To open “FamilySearch Indexing Installer” you need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime." When I click the button for more information a blank webpage opens up. Guess I will just wait for the web-based version to come out.

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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:26 pm

It occurred to me just now that you're trying to use the Indexing installer, not the Indexing app itself. Maybe the installer has different requirements than the app.
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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby terrif » Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:08 pm

I'm sure you are right. I can't install the software.

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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby mjmaloy » Sun Nov 23, 2014 2:29 pm

I had FamilySearch indexing on my three month old mac air and updated to Yosemite. Since the upgrade I have the above problem. I downloaded and installed Java 8. Still didn't work. I tried re-installing FamilySearch. I got the same error message when trying to re-install. The FamilySearch website had no fix for it. I called support. No joy. I hope there is someone working on a fix...

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Re: Family Search Indexing on Yosemite

Postby siebertm » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:33 pm

I've got the same problem. Would be awesome if a fix was made available soon. I would love to continue Indexing.


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