jpackage current status

Michael Hall mik3hall at
Sun Feb 23 01:02:54 UTC 2020

> On Feb 22, 2020, at 12:04 PM, Michael Hall <mik3hall at> wrote:
>> On Feb 22, 2020, at 11:10 AM, Michael Hall <mik3hall at <mailto:mik3hall at>> wrote:
>>> On Feb 22, 2020, at 10:14 AM, Tom Schindl <tom.schindl at <mailto:tom.schindl at>> wrote:
>>> At Eclipse it is tracked as <>
>> Thanks.
>> Not quite sure what would of triggered it yesterday.
> OK. So I think what the deal was is that the jpackage development branch, that I’ve been using for some time, dodged the bullet on this bug. It picked it up when it merged in with the main stream. And I picked it up when I installed that. 
> Unfortunately I didn’t save a prior jdk14 jpackage jre. So to launch Eclipse I had to remove all JDK 14 JRE’s. Then Eclipse wanted a jdk14. So I renamed an old jdk13 jpackage one to jdk14. Eclipse than launched. 
> To make this a little easier to work with I changed the default installed jre to jdk-13, the eclipse.ini vm to jdk-13 and renamed the jpackage one back to jdk-13.jdk. 
> I think now I should be able to re-install a jdk14 to test that and current jpackage. Just for now eclipse will use a slightly older, jpackage specific, one.
My current understanding is this. Including native commands with an OS X application with an embedded JRE does not work at all for current applications/JRE’s.

I’m not sure what the application problem with jlink was last night but it is working tonight. From the earlier problems with Eclipse I still had jdk14 removed from JavaVirtualMachines. The version command started indicating jdk13. I put 14 back in and built a current jpackage application with a jlink commands included runtime. 
I then again removed jdk14 from JavaVirtualMachines.

exec java -version
openjdk version "13-internal" 2019-09-17
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 13-internal+0-jdk13-jpackage.49)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 13-internal+0-jdk13-jpackage.49, mixed mode, sharing)

It only finds the command in the JavaVirtualMachines 13 runtime. Not the application included 14 one. 
It only works if the OS has a correct link in place

exec which java
exec ls -l /usr/bin/java
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  74 Mar 19  2019 /usr/bin/java -> /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/Current/Commands/java

It does not work for jlink or jpackage because no such link exists.

Currently, at least for Runtime exec including the commands with the application does no good.


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