“failure starting java” when running Fortify 3.7.0 (1061 Views)
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“failure starting java” when running Fortify 3.7.0

I am trying to run HP Fortify 3.7.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version. I don't think that it is officially supported, but I found this link indicating that another user got 3.8.0 to work, so I thought I would try: http://www.greebo.net/2013/02/28/running-fortify-sca-3-80-on-ubuntu-12-04-64-bit-linux/

The installation seemed to go fine.

I have Oracle Java 7.0.51 installed as my default Java.

When I run Audit Workbench, I get as far as selecting my project and staring the scan and get the error:


SCA Commandline Invocation Failed

failure starting java: No such file or directory


When I run sourceanalyzer from the command line, I get:


failure starting java: No such file or directory


I tried changing the path to java in the /opt/HP_Fortify/HP_Fortify_SCA_and_Apps_3.70/Core/private-bin/awb/productlaunch like the author of the blog mentioned above did but that did not solve the problem. Any suggestions?


I did post this question on StackOverflow as well here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22027216/failure-starting-java-when-running-fortify-3-7-0


(If an answer gets posted at either location I will be sure to add a reference link.)

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Registered: ‎04-07-2011
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Re: “failure starting java” when running Fortify 3.7.0

Hey Wiscdev,


You may not need the JRE directory.  Without the JRE dir it should automatically default to the default version of java.  You can take a look at http://askubuntu.com/questions/107230/what-happened-to-the-ia32-libs-package for more info. 


Hope this helps,



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