# How can I use AdoptOpenJDK as the JRE?

Using LibreOffice 6.2.0.3 on Windows (x64).

Installed Windows x64 version of AdoptOpenJDK 8.

In LibreOffice, I go to Tools->Options->LibreOffice->Advanced, and select to use a Java runtime environment (JRE).

I click the Add button to add a JRE, and navigate to C:\Program Files\AdoptOpenJDK.

I click OK when on the AdoptOpenJDK directory or any of its subdirectories (including jdk-8.0.202.08\jre), and LibreOffice gives me this error message:

The folder you selected does not contain a Java runtime environment.


Please advise as to how to use AdoptOpenJDK's JRE as a JRE for LibreOffice. Is this possible?

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The answer is "There's no version 6.x". Each "x" is just as important as that "6". And so - versions 6.1.5 and 6.2.0 support the AdoptOpenJDK.

( 2019-02-19 19:21:22 +0200 )edit

Updated to 6.2.0.3. Same problem persists.

( 2019-02-19 19:46:52 +0200 )edit

Ah! I see now. 6.2.0.3 was finally built at 2019-01-24 (see https://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pr...); and the backport to 6.2.0 was done at 2019-01-25, i.e. too late to appear in 6.2.0. So, in 6.2 branch, it will only appear in 6.2.1 (already available in pre-releases).

( 2019-02-19 19:51:34 +0200 )edit

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AdoptOpenJDK support is added in versions 6.2 and 6.1.5. See this commit and its cherry-picks.

Also Amazon Corretto support is added in 6.3.

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Updated to LO 6.2.0.3. Problem persists.

( 2019-02-19 19:50:27 +0200 )edit

Thank you, confirmed working on 6.1.5.

( 2019-02-21 00:08:21 +0200 )edit

Will Amazon Corretto support be backported to anything, or will we need to wait for 6.3?

( 2019-02-21 21:38:20 +0200 )edit

I don't plan to backport it anywhere. But anyone interested is welcome to prepare a backport change and submit to gerrit for review.

( 2019-02-21 22:13:46 +0200 )edit

How did you get LibreOffice to accept AdoptOpenJDK? I couldn't get it to work on LibreOffice 6.1.5.2 (x64). I also tried the latest version of the "early adopter" path within the past 2 days. I believe it was version 6.2.3. I couldn't get it to work either. I thought at first I was using the wrong version (64-bit instead of 32-bit), but Bill's response indicates that he was using the 64-bit version as well, because his installation directory is likely for the 64-bit version.

I've already tried AdoptOpenJDK 8 and 11, and both paths of LibreOffice (the 6.1.x path and 6.2.x). I would have given up already if not for evidence that it should be supported. Is this some kind of bug?

( 2019-04-27 06:28:51 +0200 )edit

@Catapult: "I couldn't get it to work" is not a proper description of the problem. What exactly do you see? on which OS? entry absent in installed JRE list? entry present, but giving errors? which? at which moment? etc.

( 2019-04-27 08:33:30 +0200 )edit

Sorry, I forgot to mention that the error I get is the same one the original poster gets: "The folder you selected does not contain a Java runtime environment. Please select a different folder." I get this error in Windows 10 when I go to Tools/Options/Advanced/Add..., then pick the AdoptOpenJDK folder with javaw.exe. I tried adding the folders for both AdoptOpenJDK 8 and AdoptOpenJDK 11. I got the same error for both folders. I even tried the folder containing the folder with javaw.exe. Same error. Because the error prevents me from adding the runtime environment, no entry ever shows up on the list.

( 2019-04-27 09:21:04 +0200 )edit

1. Full information from LO Help->About;
2. Full file name of the AdoptOpenJDK installer that you have installed.
( 2019-04-27 10:33:38 +0200 )edit
1. Output from LO Help->About: Version: 6.1.5.2 (x64) Build ID: 90f8dcf33c87b3705e78202e3df5142b201bd805 CPU threads: 12; OS: Windows 10.0; UI render: default; Locale: en-US (en_US); Calc: CL

2. File names of both AdoptOpenJDK installers I have installed: OpenJDK8U-jre_x64_windows_hotspot_8u212b03.msi OpenJDK11U-jre_x64_windows_hotspot_11.0.3_7.msi

For OpenJDK 8, I tried adding these file paths to LibreOffice and failed with both with the error I listed above (..."does not contain a Java runtime environment"): C:\Program Files\AdoptOpenJDK\jre-8.0.212.03-hotspot\bin C:\Program Files\AdoptOpenJDK\jre-8.0.212.03-hotspot\

For OpenJDK 11, I tried these and again failed with the same error: C:\Program Files\AdoptOpenJDK\jre-11.0.3.7-hotspot\bin C:\Program Files\AdoptOpenJDK\jre-11.0.3.7-hotspot

( 2019-04-27 11:36:56 +0200 )edit

Hi

I confirm the problem (same releases LibO & java) on windows7/64 (2 PCs). I tried with OpenJDK8U-jre_x64_windows_hotspot_8u212b03.msi and also by downloading OpenJDK8U-jre_x64_windows_hotspot_8u212b03.zip and unzipping it in the Java folder.

Regards

( 2019-04-28 07:58:40 +0200 )edit