jlink RuntimeException: descriptor returns inconsistent package set

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Thu Feb 9 21:42:22 UTC 2017

On 09/02/2017 18:42, Jim Connors wrote:

> Trying to create JDK9 runtime image that includes only the necessary 
> modules to run a JavaFX program called Scoreboard. It has been 
> converted to a JDK9 module called Scoreboard and has dependencies on 
> system modules as well as another module called 
> com.jtconnors.socket.   More details below, this program runs fine 
> when invoked with jdk9-ea+155 as follows (Scoreboard.jar and 
> com.jtconnors.socket.jar are in the current directory):
>    C:\tmp\scratch>java --module-path . -m Scoreboard
> However when attempting to create the jlink image as follows, this 
> error message appears:
>    C:\tmp\scratch>jlink --module-path .;\Users\jtconnor\jdk-9\jmods
>    --add-modules S
>    coreboard --output reducedImage --compress=2 --strip-debug
>    Error: java.lang.RuntimeException: Module Scoreboard's descriptor
>    returns incons
>    istent package set
Jim - is Scoreboard a package module or is it exploded on the file 
system? If a packaged module is a modular JAR then can you say which 
version of the `jar` tool was used to create it?


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