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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 28263] - Tomcat 5 installer Windows detects JRE instead of JDK
Date Sun, 25 Apr 2004 22:52:56 GMT
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Tomcat 5 installer Windows detects JRE instead of JDK





------- Additional Comments From mhavila@inet.com.br  2004-04-25 22:52 -------
Actually the Function findJavaPath, in installation script, already look for 
the JAVA_HOME environment variable as a first try, and this is correct.
The problem is in the second try, when it looks into Windows Registry.
The high-level algorithm for this function is:

1. Try to read JAVA_HOME environment variable.
2. If it exists, JDK is considered found, end function.
3. Else (JAVA_HOME not defined), try to read Windows Registry for JDK 
installation.
4. If Registry key for JDK is found,

The script for Tomcat 4 correctly do the step 3 looking for the SDK 
installation key. But the Tomcat 5 installation script looks for JRE key in 
the step 3, which is obviously wrong. I don't know why the error was 
introduced in Tomcat 5 installation, since it was correct in Tomcat 4.

But it IS a bug. BTW, the registry keys I'm talking about are conformant to 
all versions of Windows installation for Java SDK from Sun Microsystems, 
including the most recent, 1.4.2_04.

I'm sorry, but I can't believe that a basic bug like that will remain existing 
since it can be easily solved and I already sent a patch.

Which Tomcat project commiter is familiar to the Windows installation script?
Does anyone else agree with me, or everybody agree with mr. Remy Maucherat 
that the error should not be fixed?

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