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Oracle GoldenGate Studio : Installation errors with "Could not find the main class: oracle.ide.osgi.boot.OracleIdeLauncher" (Doc ID 2286650.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 11, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle GoldenGate Studio - Version 12.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



Unable to launch Studio after a fresh installation;

$ ./oggstudio

Oracle GoldenGate Studio
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Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError:
oracle/ide/osgi/boot/OracleIdeLauncher : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClassCond(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(
at Method)
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(
Could not find the main class: oracle.ide.osgi.boot.OracleIdeLauncher.
Program will exit.


$ which java

$ java -version
java version "1.8.0_131"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_131-b11)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.131-b11, mixed mode)

Here is how we set the JAVA variables;

$ export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/jdk1.8.0_131/
$ export PATH=$JAVA_HOME/bin:$PATH


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