3 Replies Latest reply on Feb 27, 2014 5:26 PM by user12131448

    SQLDeveloper 4.0.0 Startup Failure (Fatal Error in the IDE bootstrapping code)

    user12131448

      I'm struggling with getting SQL Developer to work with Java 7?  If I update the startup script to use java 6, it starts but gives me a warning (seems to work though).  Does anybody have any idea what's happening here with this 'A fatal error in the IDE boostraping code. Exiting ...' message?  I installed a 'fresh' copy of java and sqldeveloper and am still getting these messages:

       

      /Users/userid/Downloads/sqldeveloper $ $ uname -a

      Darwin MACMACHINE 13.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 13.0.0: Thu Sep 19 22:22:27 PDT 2013; root:xnu-2422.1.72~6/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64

      /Users/userid/Downloads/sqldeveloper $ bash ./sqldeveloper.sh

      Oracle SQL Developer

      Copyright (c) 1997, 2013, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

      Type the full pathname of a JDK installation (or Ctrl-C to quit), the path will be stored in /Users/feinstein/.sqldeveloper/4.0.0/product.conf

      /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.7.0_51.jdk/Contents/Home

      A fatal error in the IDE boostraping code. Exiting ...

      /Users/userid/Downloads/sqldeveloper $

       

      Thanks,

      Mitch