How to Remove Corrupted Java SE SVR4-Package-Based Installation (Doc ID 1449131.1)

Last updated on JULY 19, 2016

Applies to:

Java Platform, Standard Edition - Version 1.4.2 and later
Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 1.4.2 and later
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86 (32-bit)

Goal

The behavior of a Java version that was corrupted during installation, is undetermined or undocumented.

The symptoms are varied, such as a hang or core dump when running 'java -version,' problems with softlinks missing or permissions issues, etc.

This proposed solution ensures that a corrupt Java installation is fully removed before attempting to re-install a package based JDK on Solaris.

The steps below are for Java SE 6.0, but can be applied to any version of Java and its Installation Guide.

Solution

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