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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8202065

jre/bin/javaw.exe is missing from server-jre for windows since 8u171

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    • Subcomponent:
    • Introduced In Version:
    • Resolved In Build:
      b05
    • CPU:
      x86_64
    • OS:
      windows_10
    • Verification:
      Verified

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        Description

        ADDITIONAL SYSTEM INFORMATION :
        Unpacked on windows

        A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
        The Oracle archives for server-jre-8u171-windows-x64.tar.gz and server-jre-8u172-windows-x64.tar.gz miss jre/bin/javaw.exe and jre/bin/jabswitch.exe. Both files have been shipped with the previous update and there is no mentioning of this incompatible change in the release notes.

        BTW: i also noticed that bin/java.exe and jre/bin/java.exe launcher binaries actually differ in content:

        25abe76ac5961f65e4e4a26673dde367 /mnt/c/temp/jdk1.8.0_171/bin/java-rmi.exe
        eb7039e11119914d2a71e398f0ba5e11 /mnt/c/temp/jdk1.8.0_171/jre/bin/java-rmi.exe
        3b60979092749a75ae788f250c5cf2b1 /mnt/c/temp/jdk1.8.0_171/bin/java.exe
        c9ad1244d33b412bfe75f98a45052241 /mnt/c/temp/jdk1.8.0_171/jre/bin/java.exe


        REGRESSION : Last worked in version 8u162

        STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
        unpack server-jre-8u171-windows-x64.tar.gz and start jre/bin/javaw.exe

        EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
        EXPECTED -
        command executes
        ACTUAL -
        command is missing

        CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
        copy executable from JDK which might be a licensing problem. Using java.exe instead of javaw.exe is not an option because it opens up additional console windows.

        FREQUENCY : always


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                • Assignee:
                  billyh William Harnois
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                  webbuggrp Webbug Group
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