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JRE problem with Mac OS 10.12

asked 2017-07-26 02:20:40 +0200

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I am having a similar problem to what was posted in another thread [https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questi...] and am unable to select the JRE in LO preferences as described there. There's a lot of apparent misinformation floating around other forums on this topic. Some say you must install JDK to get the functionality needed by LibreOffice, and indicate that you have to then point to the JRE folder in /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/<jdk_version>/Contents/Home/bin/java. But LibreOffice says that that folder does not contain a Java runtime environment. So that's no help.</jdk_version>

Other documentation focuses on the JRE itself rather than JDK. They indicate going to System Preferences and the Java Control Panel therein. I've done that, and have confirmed that my system has the recommended version of Java (Java 8 Update 141) installed and working. Ok, back to LO. When I go into LibreOffice/Preferences/Advanced/Java options, nothing is listed in "Java runtime environments already installed," even though as I said, I've just confirmed through System Preferences that it's there.

If I attempt to Add the JRE following the path indicated in the above thread, I can get as far as /Library/Internet Plug-ins/ and no further because JavaAppletPlugin.plugin is, well, a plugin, and it's greyed out because it's not a folder. I can't navigate inside of the package to reach JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Home/bin/java.

Anything I'm missing? I really need and want to get some things working in Base and seem to need JRE to make it happen. Ultimately I'll be [trying to] use Spreadsheets to access Base tables, and I can't even seem to get off square 1. Hopefully there's some simple trick or something I've simply missed? Seeking help or guidance. Please, and thank you.

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answered 2017-08-03 13:42:22 +0200

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updated 2017-08-03 13:48:18 +0200

Scrub my previous question. Both JRE 8 and LibreOffice are only available for OS X in 64-bit version. So why is mine not found? Why can I not even ass it in to LibreOffice by giving it the path from the Java Control Panel?

{How do I know whether I am using 32-bit or 64-bit LibreOffice? I don't remember choosing at download. Also on OS X I did not choose when downloading Java (I am trying to get LO working on two Windows 10 machines and an iMac; it is fine on one Windows laptop).}

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Is this a question? It's posted as an Answer. Did you even read my answer? OSX needs JDK!

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-08-03 14:26:59 +0200 )edit

@Ratslinger...that may be true but even when you load jdk (and I have and it is currently loaded into LibreOffice, it has no effect) at least on an IMacos Sierra 64 bit.

Ambimom gravatar imageAmbimom ( 2017-09-08 20:44:05 +0200 )edit
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answered 2017-07-26 02:50:38 +0200

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Having answered this question numerous times (search Java or JRE) with Mac osx you need to install Oracle JDK.

Now, Base needs JRE. You use 32-bit JRE for 32-bit LibreOffice and 64-bit JRE for 64-bit LibreOffice. So why do you need JDK? For answer, see my answer in this post - click here.

JRE is in JDK.

If this answers your question please click on the ✔ (upper left area of answer).

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Did that....didn't work.

Ambimom gravatar imageAmbimom ( 2017-09-08 20:42:22 +0200 )edit

@Ambimom Please see Bug 101956 for possible solution - older vs newer OS X.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-09-08 21:09:16 +0200 )edit
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