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Java Mission Control 5.5 "Install New Software" Option Emits Error "Unable to read repository at <REPOSITORY>" (Doc ID 2857102.1)

Last updated on MARCH 22, 2022

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 7 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Selecting "Install New Software" from the Java Mission Control 5.5 "Help" menu produces the following error:

Reproduce the issue with the following steps:
1. Run 'jmc' from bin directory of the JDK 8u251 (or older JDK update) installation directory
2. In the JMC GUI, click the "Help" menu
3. Click the "Install New Software" option
4. Notice the above error message


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