run another java application


I have got a Ubuntu server running JIRA.

Now I want run on the same server another JAVA application, but I would like use the same JAVA installartion that comes with JIRA.

My other application requires set JAVA_HOME.

Does someone knows where is the JIRA JAVA_HOME directory?


4 answers

Hi Manel,

You need to "export" the variable as export JAVA_HOME=<PATH_TO_JVM>, however I think the best way for you to handle this situation is to have multiple Operating System users, one for each application, and then you can specify the JAVA_HOME variable for each user in their bash profiles so that they run at startup, as described here:

This allows you to make each Operating System user responsible for a different application and will allow you to specify two different JAVA_HOME variables for the two different applications. I think that using the same JVM for both applications is doomed to failure and I believe the most likely reason JIRA isn't starting up is because of this conflict so using two separate users and two separate JVMs is the solution here.

All the best,

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Ahmad Danial Atlassian Team May 16, 2013

Hey there, Manel.

Can you try to run echo $JAVA_HOME through your Terminal and see whether you can locate the JAVA_HOME?

Warm regards,


Thanks for the answers.

I check where is my JAVA_HOME and the other environment paths that the error shows me, I tried to point the variables to the paths that I think that must point, but the application doesn't run.

Look this image:

Does someone knows what could I do? What paths should I change?

thanks again.

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