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Stash fails to start and the following appears in the catalina.out:

./ 1: eval: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin/java/bin/java: not found


The JAVA_HOME environment variable isn't problem set, so Stash is looking for bin/java in the wrong place.


  • Adjust JAVA_HOME for the user running Stash. In the example above it should be /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre instead of /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin/java.
  • If the path shown in the error persists, confirm JAVA_HOME was adjusted for the correct user.
  • If JRE_HOME is also shown as the wrong path, confirms if there's a JRE_HOME variable set, adjusting it as well. If this isn't set, it's just going to take the value from JAVA_HOME.
Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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