sunrsasign.jar still searched in java 8?

Sean Mullan sean.mullan at
Fri Jan 19 20:28:09 UTC 2018

I believe sunrsasign.jar was removed in JDK 1.5. So it seems like the 
line below is no longer necessary and should be removed. I have copied 
hotspot-dev to see if this is a known issue or if I am missing something.


On 1/19/18 1:28 PM, Bernd wrote:
> Hello,
> I noticed that when I strace a "java -version" with 8u152 JRE it 
> searches for sunrsasign.jar which is not found. Is that a compatibility 
> thing or should it not happen?
> It seems to be in the boot classpath even when the associated classes 
> are in rt.jar:
> Gruss
> Bernd

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