I have a java app, which does not wont to work:

Please install Java JRE 1.7.0_45 or a more recent version

I think it checks java version and vendor. Does openJDK have special option to emulate vendor. I don't want to install Oracle Java.

Here is my output of java -version:

openjdk version "1.8.0_74"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.74-b02, mixed mode)

Not a cool solution but works

I have installed Oracle JRE near OpenJDK. On Manjaro (Arch) Linux it is very simple

yaourt -S jre

After instalation complete it will ask you to select default java. archlinux-java status shows installed Java Machines. I have written litle script to run my capricious app with oracle jre:

## Get first JRE from 
jrepath=$(archlinux-java status | grep 'jre' -m1 )
## remove spaces
jrepath=$(echo $jrepath | grep -v -e '^$')
## Compose full path
## Check if it works DEBUG ${jrepath} -version
${jrepath} -jar path/to/STM32CubeMX

In addition I wanted to run app from the folder where script is:

## Where is script
pushd `dirname $0` > /dev/null
SCRIPTPATH=`pwd -P`  ## -P to resolve symlinks
popd > /dev/null

${jrepath} -jar $SCRIPTPATH/STM32CubeMX

2 Answers 2


No, OpenJDK doesn't do that. Each has a vendor property to identify itself.

The value itself is stored within the JAR-files, e.g., as part of the manifest (see Oracle's documentation for instance). Since the JAR-files are signed, and the API generally prohibits you from changing a system property, there is little to be done to change the version.

Further reading:


If your app is looking or Oracle's Java, have you considered that it might be for a reason? If you think that the java version really doesn't matter, you can write a script front end to your java and have it imitate the Oracle java when the version was asked. But I am quite sure version will not be the only thing your app will be checking and you will find yourself writing a very very complex script to filter a lot of different things. It is an idea but I personally do not suggest implementing it.

  • But I am quite sure that non-complicated app would work. And problem is only with Java version checker, which does not expect to see OpenJDK
    – kyb
    Oct 21, 2016 at 19:17

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