Installation of AppServer fails on Mac OS X 10.4. with JDK 1.5.x. What to do?

I am using the combination binary sjsas_pe-8_1_01_2005Q1-nb-4_1-macosx.jar which is supposed to install both AppServer + NB4.1 IDE. During installation I select java 1.5.0_03. My NetBeans IDE 4.1 installation succeeds but it does not install AppServer.

Solution: On Mac OS X, the AppServer installer bundled with the NetBeans IDE 4.1 installer does not run on JDK 1.5. The AppServer installer must be run on JDK 1.4.x.

Workaround: When the installer asks you for a JDK, choose 1.4.2. You can still develop for JDK 1.5 even though the IDE itself runs on 1.4.2. You just need to register the JDK platform 1.5 (via Tools|Platform Manager). Alternatively you can change the JDK the IDE runs on and make this change permanent .

NetBeans 5.0 is bundled with SJS AS 8.2 and it supports both JDK 1.4.2 and JDK 1.5.0. This means that the bundle installer allows to select JDK 1.4.2 or JDK 1.5.0 etc correctly. You also can use information from Mac os articles if you'r having some problems with your mac.

  Applies to: NetBeans 4.1
  Platforms: Mac OS X
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