When I run bin/start-jira.sh, it displays, "Neither the JAVA_HOME nor the JRE_HOME environment variable is defined." Both of these env variables are set. Despite this, I looked into the file bin/setclasspath.sh, where that error message originates. At line 32, it executes which java 2>/dev/null in order to try to find the java home directory on its own. From within the script (which I have confirmed by echoing that command's return value), that returns a blank. However, when I run that command from outside the shell script, it accurately gives me the location of the java executable.
I have also echoed the value of $JAVA_HOME and $JRE_HOME, both of which have their appropriate values, but from within the script they appear to be empty. I can't figure out why this is happening. Any ideas?
You are welcome!.
The problem here is the difference between /etc/profile and /etc/bashrc, they are similar but /etc/profile is used for login shells and /etc/bashrc is used for non-login shells. I guess you execute start-jira.sh by login user (maybe root) so it loads /etc/profile not /etc/bashrc. Define JAVA_HOME in /etc/profile then try to run start-jira.sh again, let me know if this works for you.
Hey Tam, sorry I forgot to come back and let you know how it went. I defined JAVA_HOME in /etc/profile as well as /etc/bashrc (no point in removing that one, I feel) and stopped using the wrapper script workaround, and everything worked fine.
I didn't realize that about the difference between /etc/bashrc and /etc/profile, but now I know! Thanks a ton, this is definitely going to be an influential contribution of yours to my knowledge of Linux.
Hi everyone! My name’s Matt and I’m a product manager at Atlassian. I work in the navigation & findability space for all our Jira Cloud products. We’ve been working on trying to improve the exp...
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