|Eclipse.ini VM / JAVA_HOME Settings [message #931811]
||Wed, 03 October 2012 10:50
| Eric Bresie
Registered: July 2009
My machine's JDK was recently updated, removing the previous version and installing a new one. Following the update I had an error when starting up Eclipse (3.5.2 on Windows 7) indicating it could not find the JRE.|
Based on http://wiki.eclipse.org/FAQ_How_do_I_run_Eclipse%3F#Find_the_JVM, it indicates "Eclipse DOES NOT consult the JAVA_HOME environment variable" and suggests modifying the eclipse.ini to set the vm setting to the applicable path.
Why does Eclipse not utilize the JAVA_HOME environment variable? At the very least, if vm setting is not set, why not look to the JAVA_HOME variable as a default?
Is there a general rule of thumb when dealing with environment variables from within Eclipse that might help me understand some of this?
Does finding and specifying the default JRE from within Eclipse..Preferences...Java...Installed JRE effect the vm setting?
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