Warning: Cannot use jsr199 Javac from jrt-fs.jar"

Keimpe Bronkhorst keimpe.bronkhorst at oracle.com
Thu Oct 8 01:01:55 UTC 2015

The underlying exception I get is:
"Class oracle.jdevimpl.javacompiler.JDevJavaCompiler can not access a 
member of class com.sun.tools.javac.api.JavacTool (module jdk.compiler) 
with modifiers "public static", module jdk.compiler does not export 
com.sun.tools.javac.api to <unnamed module @1cfeea20>"

Will there be a "public API" way to run JSR199 of any JDK9 installation?

Keimpe Bronkhorst

On 10/7/2015 6:54 PM, Keimpe Bronkhorst wrote:
> It is possible in JDK8 and before to run JSR199 compilations using a 
> class loader that loads from tools.jar. I can't do something similar 
> in JDK9 using a new jigsaw build, trying to load from jrt-fs.jar. I 
> get this: Warning: Cannot use jsr199 Javac from jrt-fs.jar".
> Does this mean you can only use the JSR199 as provided by 
> ToolProvider.getSystemJavaCompiler() of the current process in JDK9?
> Keimpe Bronkhorst
> JDeveloper

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