You're right—the test instrumentation plugin crashes on a fresh Ubuntu install.  I'll try and fix this when I get a chance.

For now, if you want to use Maven, you can get around it by skipping tests:

mvn clean package -DskipTests
Everything else seems to work smoothly on Ubuntu.


On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 10:07 AM Eric 'Siggy' Scott <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Vlad,

I'll set up a Xubuntu VM this afternoon and see if I can reproduce the problem!

We should really be using target 1.6 anyway nowadays, so that's an easy fix—but I'll see if I can figure out what is causing the remaining "100 errors"!


On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 4:45 AM Vladislav Sekulic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I am attempting to install ECJ on Ubuntu 18.04 and am encountering a few problems. I'm using the version checked out from github (26, I believe).

When installing via the Maven method ("mvn clean package") the install procedure fails at the tests stage, with a java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException error, caused by "java.lang.RuntimeException: Class java/util/UUID could not be instrumented." and "java.lang.NoSuchFieldException: $jacocoAcces". 

I then tried installing using the Makefile, without the gui:

$ make
This builds the code except for gui
For other Makefile options, type: make help

mkdir -p target/classes
javac -target 1.5 -source 1.5 -g -Xlint:deprecation -d target/classes src/main/java//ec/*.java 


warning: [options] bootstrap class path not set in conjunction with -source 5
error: Source option 5 is no longer supported. Use 6 or later.
error: Target option 1.5 is no longer supported. Use 1.6 or later.
Makefile:115: recipe for target 'base' failed
make: *** [base] Error 2

For reference, java -version gives me openjdk 10.0.2, and mvn -version gives 3.5.2. I tried the lazy solution of changing the -target and -source flags to 1.6 in the Makefile, but got 100 errors, so no go there. :)

I may try to install an older JDK 5 but before going down that path I thought I'd ask first in case I'm missing something very basic. Let me know if I can provide any further troubleshooting!

Thank you,
Vlad Sekulic
RIKEN Center for Brain Science


Doctoral Candidate, George Mason University
Web Director, Journal of Mason Graduate Research


Doctoral Candidate, George Mason University
Web Director, Journal of Mason Graduate Research