I’m not able to run Oracle SQL Developer on my mac(macOS Big Sur)
It complains about the Java Version which is strange, because I have Java 11 installed, installed via
HomeBrew, and idea what might be the issue?
SQL Developer on a Mac will look for a Java JDK Home a la –
Jeffreys-Mini:21.2 thatjeffsmith$ /usr/libexec/java_home /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-14.jdk/Contents/Home
If the answer is anything older than 7, equal to 9 or 10, or just something other than a valid JDK, it won’t start.
8 or 11 are officially supported. I’ve played with 14, 16, and GraalVM 16. Stay away from the GraalVM for SQL Developer today – it’s got issues. The newer Java’s should be OK, although you’ll get a warning about running a version higher than officially supported (8,11).
If you’ve done all of this, and it STILL won’t load. cd to your $HOME. Then go into your .sqldeveloper directory, and look for a a directory of the same name as your SQLDev version.
In there is a product.conf, find this line, uncomment it, supply full path to the JDK, save it, then start SQLDev.
# # By default, the product launcher will search for a JDK to use, and if none # can be found, it will ask for the location of a JDK and store its location # in this file. If a particular JDK should be used instead, uncomment the # line below and set the path to your preferred JDK. # # SetJavaHome /path/jdk