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Setting JAVA_HOME in anticipation of upgrade

Question asked by mdeeprose on Jan 14, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2017 by mdeeprose

Hi All


We're in the process of planning our upgrade of a dev server from 2015 Q4 to 2016 Q4.


The instructions at Perform the Upgrade - Blackboard Help state:


"Make sure that the $JAVA_HOME system environment variable points to a full Java Platform (JDK). The path cannot contain spaces. For example:/usr/jdk8"


My systems colleagues told me we had never set JAVA_HOME on our Blackboard servers ourselves and that it is set internally within Blackboard, they told me:


"JAVA_HOME is set through a script and not visible in the environment or via echo $JAVA_HOME. The script is located in the Blackboard application itself here: /usr/local/blackboard/system/lib/"


And looking in that file it shows:


"# Arrive at JAVA_HOME and export it for use by all commandline tools



export JAVA_HOME"


Blackboard gets that value from


We will set the JDK location in file to be used by the installer of course. But I wanted to check our others, who had already upgraded to 2016 Q2 or 2016 Q4, had handled setting JAVA_HOME before their upgrade.