eForms for P8 patch installation seems to be trying to execute the Searching for Java(tm) Virtual Machine forever every time the patch installation is attempted
A dialog similar to the following is displayed for a very long time without any apparent progress:
A java runtime environment for the java virtual machine (JVM) required by the eForms for P8 patch is not installed on the system.
Diagnosing the problem
- Run the eForms for P8 patch installation from the command line with the -is:log log.txt parameter. For example, if the patch executable is P8eF-188.8.131.52-AE-WIN.exe, then run the following command at the command prompt in the same folder where the executable is located:
P8eF-184.108.40.206-AE-WIN.exe -is:log log.txt.
- That command will generate the log file log.txt. Open that file in a text editor.
- The log.txt file will indicate the java runtime environments that the eForms for P8 patch installation is checking for. For example:
Searching for Java 1.4X by Sun Microsystems using path hints
Checking path hint C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.0_01
Verifying JVM at C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.0_01\bin\java.exe
for JVM: Java 1.4X by Sun Microsystems
C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.0_01\bin\java.exe does not exist
Resolving the problem
Install a java runtime environment that the eForms for P8 patch installation is looking for.