jpackage ALL-SYSTEM

Andy Herrick andy.herrick at
Fri Mar 8 18:10:22 UTC 2019

With jpackage EA 3 (build 17) the option --add-modules does not properly 
recognize the special cases ALL-SYSTEM, ALL-DEFAULT, and ALL_MODULE_PATH.

This will be addressed in the next EA release.

The default jlink options used (in EA 3) may also not include 
--bind-services jlink option, which it will moving forward.

In many cases the jlink options used by jpackage to construct the 
runtime for a modular application may not be exactly what the 
application wants.

In that case it is advisable to run jlink first to create the optimal 
runtime image for a specific application, then to run jpackage with 
--runtime-image option to use that runtime image when packaging the 


On 3/8/2019 9:57 AM, Michael Hall wrote:
> I have made changes to my application that make it mostly functional with the exception of JMX pid attach as built by jpackage.
> I thought I had this functionality working when I first got the application to use Java 9 but it no longer appears to work again now, either with my Java 9 app or my 13-internal+0-jdk13-jpackage.17 version app.
> I understand for this issue serviceability-dev might be a better list for this but there may be one jpackage issue concerned as well.
> Again, I don’t consider this a jpackage problem, my application now builds as successfully as it currently can with jpackage as-is.
> What I get attempting  a JMX attach is…
> 2019-03-08 08:27:03.173 HalfPipe[2071:67749] No attach providers
> 2019-03-08 08:27:03.174 HalfPipe[2071:67749] no providers installed
> 2019-03-08 08:27:03.174 HalfPipe[2071:67749] 	at jdk.attach/
> 2019-03-08 08:27:03.174 HalfPipe[2071:67749] 	at us.hall.scripting.PidConnect.pidConnect(
> 2019-03-08 08:27:03.174 HalfPipe[2071:67749] 	at us.hall.scripting.RhinoScriptableObject.pidConnect(
> The application also can’t be connected to from jconsole. Eclipse can be, so can a Java 8 app (Weka 3-8-2). jconsole shows Eclipse doing —add-modules ALL-SYSTEM
> I was going to try this with my application but it did not work. The error persisted on that as a jvm argument.
> Using it as a jpackage —add-modules parameter gets...
> Module ALL-SYSTEM does not exist.
> The one question I would have for jpackage is should this work as a —add-modules parameter?
> However, if anyone has any suggestions on getting JMX attach to work besides adding  serviceability-dev  to my forums that would be appreciated as well.
> Thanks.

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