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From "Harald Wellmann" <>
Subject Dynamic Enhancement not working on Oracle JDK/Linux
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:21:08 GMT
There's a problem with setting up dynamic enhancement for OpenJPA 2.1.0 
with recent Oracle JDKs on Linux, related to the java.home system property.

attempts to load the tools.jar from ${java.home}/lib/tools.jar.

The problem is that even when running under the JDK, java.home points to 
/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre instead of /usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun.

Just to rule out that Ubuntu's packaging might cause the problem, I 
downloaded the latest JDK 1.6.0_24, installed it in my home folder and 
ran a System.println(System.getProperty("java.home")  both from 
[java_install]/bin/java and [java_install]/jre/bin/java, and in both 
cases, the result was [java_install]/jre.

So it appears the special case
             if (JavaVendors.getCurrentVendor().isIBM()) {

in findToolsJar() is now also required for Oracle's JDK.

This looks like a bug or at least an incompatible change in the JDK to 
me, but then again, the structure of a JDK installation is vendor 
dependent, and I'm not sure that OpenJPA's lookup logic is failsafe.

For now, I just created a symlink in my JDK so that OpenJPA finds 
tools.jar under .../jre/lib.

Are there any better solutions? Should I file an issue in JIRA?


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