View Full Version : IA 8: add a directory to classpath to be used when launching the installer

08-13-2015, 10:03 AM
Hi All,

I have been updating my VM bundles consistently to current JRE versions (e.g. 6, 7, 8) although I am still using IA 8. It works pretty well. However I am looking to upgrade now to Java 9 for the installer. Our application was always built and released with jar files in jre/lib/ext. I know this is not the best way to do it.

Now w/java 9 extraneous jar files are not allowed in the lib directory of the JRE. I have moved them to another location.

My issue is, how do I tell the installer where to find them now? I can't seem to edit the IA_CLASSPATH at all. is this even the correct variable, or is there another that should be used. Also, do the jar files need to be present in the extracted launcher directory (e.g. /tmp/installdir.12345/..... on Linux) or can they be referenced from my installation location on my mounted ISO/DVD image?

Thanks for any help.