Issue 92346 - Beta2 says JDK is defective
Summary: Beta2 says JDK is defective
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 3.0 Beta 2
Hardware: Mac Mac OS X, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Reported: 2008-07-31 17:55 UTC by voidmain
Modified: 2015-07-07 12:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description voidmain 2008-07-31 17:55:34 UTC
Not sure if Open Office uses the system default JDK or a shipped JDK, but the
latest beta (v2) seems to not like my JDK. I have the latest version of Apple's
JDK 6 selected as my system default. The error I get says:

" requires a Java runtime enviornment (JRE) to perform this task.
The selected JRE is defective. Please select another version or install a new
JRE and select it under Tools - Options - - Java."
Comment 1 voidmain 2008-07-31 17:56:55 UTC
Just noticed that OpenOffice is NOT using the system default JDK and is instead
using the 1.5.0_13 version, which is the latest JDK 5 version from Apple.
Comment 2 voidmain 2008-07-31 17:59:05 UTC
Adding the JDK 6 version from Apple, selecting it, and restarting still produces
the same error.
Comment 3 Olaf Felka 2008-08-01 07:30:39 UTC
Comment 4 philipp.lohmann 2008-10-08 17:13:41 UTC
@jl: any input on this ?
Comment 5 Mechtilde 2009-09-08 14:25:57 UTC
does it also happen with version 3.1.1?
Comment 6 voidmain 2009-09-08 15:52:44 UTC
Not really sure as I had to abandon Open Office for almost everything. I'll attempt to download 3.1.1 and 
try it at some point.
Comment 7 dmcilroy 2015-07-07 12:16:24 UTC
I met this, too, with 3.x.x, when trying to do Help->Find. I updated JRE (and confirmed that Tools->Options->Open Office->Java knew it) to no avail. Installing 4.1.1 fixed it.

Apparently the old JRE, which had been installed later than 3.x.x, was too new--not defective.  "Unexpected or defective" would be a fairer, more informative description. Also the diagnostic's suggested remedy--get a fresh JRE--is incomplete; one may need a fresh Open Office as well.