ODSEE 11.1.1.5.0 -./dsccsetup --help Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file (Doc ID 1337586.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 11, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.5.0 to 11.1.1.7.0 [Release 11gR1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 18-Feb-2013***

Symptoms

All dscc* commands fail, i.e. dsccmon, dsccreg and dsccsetup

For example
# ./dsccsetup --help
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)

Changes

This is likely seen on new installations.

Cause

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