MCreator ignores changes to JAVA_HOME

Issue description

I opened an issue for this a day or two ago, and i was advised to download the Java 8 JDK, which i have since done. I assumed i had gotten everything working, changed JAVA_HOME to direct to the JDK etc. then i started MCreator the next day, after getting the issue closed since i assumed everything would work fine.

the problem i'm experiencing is MCreator is completely ignoring the changes i've made to JAVA_HOME. doing either "$JAVA_HOME" or "echo $JAVA_HOME" will display the new target directory of "/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-amd64". but the MCreator console says it still thinks JAVA_HOME points to "/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-amd64/jre".

I know i shouldn't have gotten my previous issue closed so i could just have stayed on that one so, sorry in advance for opening a new one. the error log incase it's still of importance, the error is identical to beforehand.

Issue comments

How did you set the JAVA_HOME variable? You need to set in in the bashrc, as MCreator opens a new bash session for each Gradle build, and simply exporting the variable in the current session isn't enough.

I set JAVA_HOME with the command "sudoedit kate /etc/environment" (kate is my text editor) and put "JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-amd64"" into it. I wasn't aware i'd need to set it in the bashrc.


Do I just copy/paste what I put into /etc/environment or do i do something else to set this? looking it up it says i should put all of this into ~/.profile, and also put this in along with it:

"export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin"

You need to export the JAVA_HOME pointing to the JDK installation. Put this export command in a new line in bashrc.

ok, so i've added both of these to ~/.bashrc, along with ~/.profile and /etc/environment just to be safe;

export JAVA_HOME="/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.8.0-openjdk-amd64"
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin

still getting the gradle error for whatever reason, i've reloaded all 3 profiles with the command "source <respective path>"



If this does not work, try going in the forge folder in MCreator, edit gradlew file in this folder and add this line to the top of the file:


Report back if it worked.

no, it hasn't worked. for some reason it deletes and reinstalls the forge FDK everytime i run MCreator, i don't really know why. is there a way to stop this behavior?

I had to do a reinstall because i messed up doing changes to ~/.bashrc and ~/.profile and forgot to do a backup, but after i reinstalled i redefined JAVA_HOME in /etc/environment.

Java works fine, and the result of the two commands is:


is this what the result should be?

I don't really understand all your complicated language, i got this error :

Executing gradle command: runClient
Microsoft Windows [version 10.0.17134.165]
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C:\Users\MaŒtre\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173>cd forge
C:\Users\MaŒtre\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173\forge>SET "JAVA_HOME=C:\Users\Maître\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173\jdk64\"
C:\Users\MaŒtre\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173\forge>SET JAVA_EXE=%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe
C:\Users\MaŒtre\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173\forge>SET PATH=%JAVA_HOME%\bin\;%PATH%
C:\Users\MaŒtre\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173\forge>gradlew -Dorg.gradle.jvmargs="-Xms625m -Xmx2048m" runClient
ERROR: JAVA_HOME is set to an invalid directory: C:\Users\Maître\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173\jdk64\
Please set the JAVA_HOME variable in your environment to match the
location of your Java installation.
C:\Users\MaŒtre\Desktop\MCREATOR 1.7.10\MCreator173\forge>
Task completed with return code 0 in 3453 millisecondsPath and JAVA HOME setting of my computer