JRE problems with Mac

When I tried to access one of my LibreOffice databases today I got the message that the JRE could not be found or is corrupted. The JRE was there but I reinstalled my JRE (Java 8 update 191, Build 1.8.0_191-b62) and restarted my computer which didn’t help. I’m running MacOS 10.13.6. I have been using my database with no problems so this kind of came out of the blue. Any solutions?


Mac needs JDK installed. Please see this post → on firefox and have loaded java 32

Does the JDK file replace or augment a JRE file? The JRE8 191 is present on my Mac but LO can’t seem to find it. In LO preferences/advanced the JRE files box is not populated. When I think about it, I believe my problem started after an OS update. FYI my LO version is

JRE is actually part of JDK. As to why you need JDK, please see my answer here → Still can’t find Java installation and the link within it.

I downloaded JDK today. I did have to go to LO preferences/advanced where the JRE window was now populated and then chose the JRE. Then I could open my Base database with no problems. Did not require a restart. Thanks.