After installing the update, I notice that my version of Java, as reported by `java -version` was a 1.5 version, not 1.6. However, the Java version I set per Java Prefrences.app was indeed 1.6. I did not muck with any of the symlinks found within /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework and there certainly wasn't a java bin directory on my path.
Turns out that Java on OSX now honors your JAVA_HOME environmental variable, which I did have set in my .bash_profile file. I originally had this set to Java 1.5 for a project I work on that requires a 1.5 JRE (the bundled version of JAXB in 1.6 conflicts with a version of CXF we depend on).
This is kind of neat actually. I no longer have to open a gui app to change the version of Java I am using... I can use my ~/.bash_profile file as I always have on any other system. Here are the relevant contents of my ~/.bash_profile file:
#export JAVA_HOME=$(/usr/libexec/java_home)I basically leave the version of Java I want to use uncommented and then `source ~/.bash_profile` to make that take effect. If I wanted to actually use the Java version that takes priority via what's set on the Java Preferences.app utility, I would uncomment the first line - /usr/libexec/java_home simply returns the directory of the currently active Java version set by Java Preferences.app. I personally chose to forgo that route since it requires multiple steps and opening that utility instead of just allowing me to simply edit my ~/.bash_profile and re-source it.