3.6.6 Linux install problem

I’m trying to install VASSAL 3.6.6 on Fedora 34 Workstation. Downloaded the version 3.6.6 linux version. Unpacked the .bz2 file, tried both ways, manually on the command line and using the file manager UI. Either way, changed into that directory and tried to run ./VASSAL.sh and get the following. (Also tried downloading a second time, same result).

$ ./VASSAL.sh

Exception: java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError thrown from the UncaughtExceptionHandler in thread “main”

Manually checking Java version doesn’t output anything

$ java -classpath lib/Vengine.jar VASSAL.launch.JavaVersionChecker
$ java --version
openjdk 11.0.13 2021-10-19
OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.13+8)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.13+8, mixed mode, sharing)

Any ideas what to try next? I have reasonable Linux skills, but zero Java knowledge.


What’s the output of rpm -qa | grep java-11-openjdk?

$ rpm -qa | grep java-11

That shows your problem. You have only a headless JVM installed, i.e., one with no graphics capabilities. You need also to install the java-11-openjdk package.

That was it. Works great now. Thanks!!

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