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I'm missing Java home all of a sudden

So, I upgraded my server, but it specified that a few files were needed for the upgrade; server.xml web.xml and the like, so I moved those into position and attempted to stop the server to restart it.  It is now specifying that it can't find java_home.


As I used the bin file to install this, I had expected Java to be installed along side the jira app.  If that is the case, I need to know where and how to point the jira app at the installed java_home.  If that isn't the case, suggestions on what java to get, and where to implement a change so jira is happy again would be appreciated!

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DPK J Community Leader Dec 16, 2019

@admin admin  Can you please check, what does below line prints,

$ echo $JAVA_HOME

If it prints noting, I think you need to set $JAVA_HOME manually in /etc/environment something like this,


JAVA_HOME="/opt/atlassian/jira/jre/bin" # Add link to packaged JRE.

Then apply it and see if this time it prints  JAVA_HOME,

$ source /etc/environment
$ echo $JAVA_HOME


You are good to run Jira now.

I resolved this by entering it into the /etc/environment file

I am still unable to log in now however, but I will open another ticket for that, thank-you!

DPK J Community Leader Dec 16, 2019

@admin admin  You are welcome.

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