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E8.1 JDE tools 8.98 IBM i and Java Version 1.7

Tom_Davidson

VIP Member
All,

We are trying to get off of JDE 8.12 (8.98.4.14) but in the interim would like to upgrade to i5/OS V7R2(3?). for our 9.1 and 9.2 installs on the same box. I know Java 1.7 is not technically supported for 8.98. In Preparation of this we would like to test running 8.12/8.98.4.14 on Java 1.7. What do I have to do besides change :

[JDE JVM]
InProcessJVMHome=/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk50/32bit

To point to my new JDK and the ADDENVVAR ENVVAR(JAVA_HOME) VALUE(<path>) LEVEL(*SYS)

Any input will be greatly appreciated.

Note: I'd also be open to trying Java 1.6, but have the same question

Tom
 

glen7x

Active Member
It has been a while since I went anywhere close to an 8.12 system.
The parameter will let the metadata, textsearch and the xmlp kernels override the java home to the inprocessjvm home mentioned.

[JDE JVM]
InProcessJVMHome=/QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk50/32bit

I have noticed that in IBM i, if you leave this blank the system could default to the JAVA_HOME environment variable.

I would also check the Java path in the runagent script used by the SM agent home.

regards,
Glen
 

Tom_Davidson

VIP Member
Glen,

I do not have JAVA_HOME set (yet), I will check the agent, thanks.

Luckily I have a separate Dev machine I can test this on first.

Tom
 

glen7x

Active Member
I once saw the JAVA_HOME being read while debugging the metadata kernel in IBM i.
How did the test go?

Regards,
Glen
 
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