If you’ve found this post by searching the internet, then you must already know the trouble in getting this installed. Here I the steps I took

  • Download JDeveloper 11.1.1.7 Generic Installer from Oracle: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/jdev/downloads/jdeveloper11117-1917330.html.
  • If you simply try to install it with “java -jar jdevstudio11117install.jar” you’ll most likely see this error:
    “Fatal error encountered during file installation. the installer will now cleanup and exit”
    This is because the installer won’t run with JDK 7;  you must run it with JDK6. I had to get this update: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1572 from Apple to get JDK6 installed.
  • After you install the Apple update, if you open up a terminal and run java -version it’ll still show 7. I found JDK6 installed under /Library/Java/Home/bin
  • Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 3.37.40 PM

    Note the “./” in front of java. The second one runs java from my PATH.

  • Run the JDeveloper installer with the JDK6 java:
    ./java -jar ~/Downloads/jdevstudio11117install.jar
  • When you get to the portion of the installer that asks for your JDK, nothing will be listed. Here, I manually pointed it to my JDK7 path (edit yours as necessary):
    /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_65.jdk/Contents/Home
  • Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 3.41.20 PM

That’s it. Everything thereafter should work fine. Good luck