Back when I was going through installing my programming/editor related tools, I had installed SQL Developer, but it wouldn’t work for me. Well, time to revisit! I have it working now!
Just to recap, I had installed SQL Developer using the sqldeveloper-package tool. I downloaded the Windows 32/64-bit zip file from Oracle’s SQL Developer Download Page. In a nutshell, here’s the commands for installing:
sudo apt-get install sqldeveloper-package make-sqldeveloper-package -b output \ sqldeveloper-188.8.131.52.80-no-jre.zip sudo dpkg -i sqldeveloper_184.108.40.206.80+0.2.4-1_all.deb
You can read my notes near the end of this post.
Now, when I launched it, it opened a new window, and I could see the splash screen while it attempted to load. Before it could finish, it would crash. I found a crash report in the /tmp directory. It starts with:
# # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f1600476320, pid=14041, tid=139732527163136 # # JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (7.0_51-b13) (build 1.7.0_51-b13) # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (24.51-b03 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops) # Problematic frame: # C 0x00007f1600476320 # # Failed to write core dump. Core dumps have been disabled. To enable core dumping, try "ulimit -c unlimited" before starting Java again # # If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit: # http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/crash.jsp # --------------- T H R E A D --------------- Current thread is native thread siginfo:si_signo=SIGSEGV: si_errno=0, si_code=1 (SEGV_MAPERR), si_addr=0x00007f1600476320
Thanks to Adrian’s comment on Jeff Smith’s blog, I found that I could fix it by unsetting some environment variables. So, here’s what I did. I edited the launcher script that was installed…
sudo gedit /usr/bin/sqldeveloper
Then, I added the following 2 lines at the top:
unset GNOME_DESKTOP_SESSION_ID unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
After making that change and saving it, SQL Developer launched with no problem.
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Thank you! This fixed my issue, running SQL Developer 220.127.116.11 on Ubuntu 13.10.
Thanks!! Worked on Fedora 20 =)
Thank you! it solved my problem as well on ubuntu 14.04 and sql developer 18.104.22.168
works for sql developer 22.214.171.124.21 too!
I added your two unset lines to my ~/sqldeveloper-126.96.36.199.21/sqldeveloper.sh:
cd “`dirname $0`”/sqldeveloper/bin && bash sqldeveloper $*
Thanks. but if is possible i really want to know the explanation
Thanks for that post. Easy and fast Solution. Use ubuntu 14.04 and Sqldeveloper 188.8.131.52
great article. it’s work on ubuntu 14.04.Thnks
Thanks man. Works perfectly!
Thank you man! it works
Thanks very much, these two lines setting need to set at the top of file, or will not work