sunrsasign.jar still searched in java 8?

David Holmes david.holmes at
Sat Jan 20 09:19:54 UTC 2018

On 20/01/2018 6:28 AM, Sean Mullan wrote:
> 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.

As per Brad's filing of

this was claimed to have been done in another bug report, but it seems 
it got lost somewhere.

Also see:

which seems fixed in 8+ but not 7u.


> --Sean
> 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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