Error while patching ODSEE 7.0 to release 11gR1 version 11.1.1.5.0 - "Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file" . (Doc ID 1330290.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 04, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 7.0 to 11.1.1.5.0 [Release 7.0 to 11gR1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 17-Sep-2013***

Symptoms

When running patch-complete  Patch to 11 g Release 1 (11.1.1.5.0) get the following error:

# /app/sun/DS/7.0/dsee7/bin/dsccsetup complete-patch
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(ClassLoader.java:621)
at java.security.SecureClassLoader.defineClass(SecureClassLoader.java:124)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.defineClass(URLClassLoader.java:260)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.access$100(URLClassLoader.java:56)
at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:195)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:188)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:307)
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:268)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:252)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(ClassLoader.java:320)


The sequence of events
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Attempting to patch DSEE 7.0 system to 11.1.1.5.0
- Ran the prepare-patch which was successful and there were no errors.
- Verified the instances were stopped.
- Unzip'd the files as indicated.
All with no errors.
- Attempted to run the complete-patch and received an error.


Cause

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