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Bug 1018 - Unable to run FIJI in 32 bit mode
Unable to run FIJI in 32 bit mode
Product: Fiji
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Plugins
Macintosh Mac OS
: P4 normal
Assigned To: ImageJ Bugs Mailing List
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-03-03 05:48 CST by claudio.collinet
Modified: 2015-03-24 15:40 CDT
2 users (show)

See Also:

Description claudio.collinet 2015-03-03 05:48:02 CST
Dear FIJI team,
I'm trying to run FIJI on MBP 13 in 32 bit mode to be able to open some mp4 files that won't open in 64 bit mode. However, despite I follow all the instructions at the page Fiji still launches in the 64 bit mode, as seen from the info on the status bar that repeort "[64-bit]".
I also tried launching from the Terminal but I get the same.
Do you have any suggestions? Why don't the instructions on the website work for me?
As usual thank you very much in advance for your kind attention,
Claudio Collinet

Information about your version of Java:

  os.arch => x86_64 => Mac OS X
  os.version => 10.10.2
  java.version => 1.6.0_65
  java.vendor => Apple Inc. => Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment
  java.runtime.version => 1.6.0_65-b14-466.1-11M4716 => Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM
  java.vm.version => 20.65-b04-466.1
  java.vm.vendor => Apple Inc. => mixed mode
  java.awt.graphicsenv => apple.awt.CGraphicsEnvironment => Java Platform API Specification
  java.specification.version => 1.6
  sun.cpu.endian => little
  sun.desktop => null
  file.separator => /

The up-to-date check says: REMIND_LATER

Information relevant to JAVA_HOME related problems:

  JAVA_HOME is set to: null
  imagej.dir => /Applications/

Information about the version of each plugin:

Activated update sites:
ImageJ: (last check:20150302052523)
Fiji: (last check:20150302141317)

Files not up-to-date:
  b093a6b6 (MODIFIED) 20150303123127 Contents/Info.plist
  b6bf3817 (OBSOLETE_UNINSTALLED) 20140829104122 jars/edu_mines_jtk.jar
  25895ad6 (OBSOLETE_UNINSTALLED) 20140829104122 jars/imglib2-ops-2.0.0-beta-26.jar
  1ad3be0d (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140829104122 jars/jpedalSTD.jar
  2642ca93 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20110604043115 plugins/Grouped_ZProjector.class
  077159f3 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20090613055842 plugins/Image_Stabilizer.class
  3589dfdf (LOCAL_ONLY) 20131106212553 plugins/MultiStackReg1.45_.jar
  b0c7d6a6 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20081207222839 plugins/Orientation-1.0.1_.jar
  43040da2 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20100322144412 plugins/Perkin_ElmerPan1_2_0.jar
  d2925572 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20100924215242 plugins/PoorMan3DRegCredits$1.class
  cfa18ffc (LOCAL_ONLY) 20100924215242 plugins/PoorMan3DRegCredits.class
  98139809 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20100924215242 plugins/PoorMan3DReg_.class
  1018d841 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20100729201812 plugins/QT_Stack_Writer.jar
  617c3507 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20110428113652 plugins/QuickTime_Plugins.jar
  e1f70b92 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20050419003943 plugins/SaveToVolumes_.class
  d31ed141 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20131026101825 plugins/Stack_Focuser_.class
  188c85ca (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/GraphThemes/BasicTheme.txt
  67db385e (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/JournalStyles/Cell.txt
  cc7237c4 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/JournalStyles/Development.txt
  5584a6b9 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/JournalStyles/NATUREMETHODS.txt
  ba9a3bdc (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/JournalStyles/Nature.txt
  9f264c8c (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/JournalStyles/PLOSONE.txt
  5be60f41 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/JournalStyles/PowerPoint2010.txt
  3a05417a (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140906115434 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/TAPrefs/TAPrefs.txt
  2ca5676f (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185558 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/TA_additions/TA_plugins/QiyanPlugin.jar
  035ccfcf (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/TA_additions/TA_plugins/TA_prefs/-5016441619325897676.txt
  6da06a81 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185558 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/TA_additions/TA_plugins/additionalCloneTools.jar
  2dc87284 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185558 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/TA_additions/TA_plugins/cloneRoughness.jar
  fd837a87 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185558 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/Tissue_Analyzer.jar
  6348a1c6 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185458 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/changes.txt
  f803649d (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/compilationDate.txt
  f2178828 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185458 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/launcher.jar
  0bf38115 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185502 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/lib/Icons.jar
  4164a351 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185502 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/lib/IconsPA.jar
  c3cdf2d0 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185502 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/lib/REngine.jar
  6ba3fcd5 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185502 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/lib/Rserve.jar
  269cc20e (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185502 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/lib/Rsession.jar
  b2aa7703 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185502 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/lib/sqlite-jdbc4-3.8.2-SNAPSHOT.jar
  3887dab6 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185458 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/license.txt
  397bab67 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/otherLicenses/licenseIcons.txt
  0f96dbd0 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20140901185508 plugins/Tissue_Analyzer/otherLicenses/licenseRsession.txt
  e95ef0f5 (LOCAL_ONLY) 20110204104153 plugins/iText-5.0.6.jar
  a3b2176c (LOCAL_ONLY) 20090818132553 plugins/metroloJ_.jar
  90fc07ca (LOCAL_ONLY) 20110105170452 plugins/mosaic_plugins.jar
Comment 1 Curtis Rueden 2015-03-24 15:40:39 CDT
It may be that this is no longer possible with recent versions of OS X.

Here is the output when I try forcing 32-bit mode from the command line on my OS X 10.10 system:

 $ alias fiji='/Applications/'
 $ $(fiji --dry-run | sed 's/^java/java -d32/')
 Error: This Java instance does not support a 32-bit JVM.
 Please install the desired version.

I tried with Apple Java 6, OpenJDK 7 and OpenJDK 8, and all produce the same error message.

So unfortunately, I don't see any way we can possibly fix this, so I'm closing as WONTFIX (in this case, more like CANTFIX). But if you find a way, please feel free to reopen the issue!