"Manage My Plugins" doesn't work on FreeBSD

We are running JIRA on FreeBSD and I'm quite convinced that Oracle JDK 1.6.0_03 is still the latest version/update for FreeBSD:

java version "1.6.0_03-p4"

Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_03-p4-duster_05_sep_2012_08_00-b00)

Java HotSpot(TM) Server VM (build 1.6.0_03-p4-duster_05_sep_2012_08_00-b00, mixed mode)

Most of JIRA functions work fine with small exceptions, for example "Manage My Plugins" gives this error:
org.apache.xerces.dom.ElementNSImpl cannot be cast to com.atlassian.plugins.domain.model.plugin.PluginVersion
It doesn't display list of installed plugins (therefore I cannot change their settings). You can install a plugin but you cannot manage it.
I found an old question here saying that JDK update resolves the situation. However, running FreeBSD - this doesn't sound feasible.
Any ideas?

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Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Dec 10, 2012

Hi,

Unfortunately JIRA requires Java 1.6.0_18 or higher, but 22 is recommended at least. See: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Supported+Platforms

I am not sure if there is any way to get around this problem other than upgrading Java. As of this page, later version shall be available too: http://www.freebsd.org/java/dists/16.html

Cheers,

Peter

It seems I found a solution myself! :) I installed Linux JDK (emulation) /usr/ports/java/linux-sun-jdk16 instead of native FreeBSD JDK. This way I got: java version "1.6.0_35", and "Manage My Plugins" works fine now

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