sunrsasign.jar still searched in java 8?

Bradford Wetmore bradford.wetmore at
Fri Jan 19 21:21:02 UTC 2018

Hrm...this was (supposedly) fixed/removed on 2003-10-20 for JDK 5...but 
I can't find anything in the old SCCS workspace history to indicate it 
was (old bug id is nowhere to be found).  It's been there ever since we 
migrated to Mercurial.

Anyway, it's gone in JDK 9 as a result of the modularity code changes.

I've filed:

Other than a bit of search overhead, I don't think it should cause a 
problem.  This will be a pretty low bug priority bug for sustaining to 
fix, unless there is something I'm not catching.

If someone is looking for a simple bug to learn the process of how to 
contribute to OpenJDK 8, this is a good candidate.  That someone should 
probably followup with hotspot-dev [1], as this is their code.



On 1/19/2018 10:28 AM, 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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