I am running a Windows 10 computer with Ubuntu 18.04 running via the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

I am trying to install an SEO spider, Screaming Frog, so that I can run it in headless mode and run crawls programmatically. It appears to have been installed correctly, but when I try to run it on the command line with screamingfrogseospider, the following error is thrown:

/usr/bin/screamingfrogseospider: line 18: /usr/share/screamingfrogseospider/jre/bin//java: No such file or directory

Does anyone have any ideas why this could be occuring?


When I run update-alternatives --display java

The following output is displayed:

java - manual mode
link best version is /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin/java
link currently points to /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin/java
link java is /usr/bin/java
slave java.1.gz is /usr/share/man/man1/java.1.gz
/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/jre/bin/java - priority 1081
slave java.1.gz: /usr/lib/jvm/java-8-oracle/man/man1/java.1.gz
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    It appears to need java; you can get info about what java your system is using by typing update-alternatives --display java in a terminal (it doesn't update anything, just gives info about which choice is in use) – Organic Marble Mar 20 at 17:08
  • @OrganicMarble Thanks for your reply! I added the output from update-alternatives --display java in the post. – Jared Forth Mar 20 at 18:32
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    Disclaimer: I'm not an expert, just trying to go through what I would do if I got this error. It looks like java is OK, so now I would check to see if /usr/share/screamingfrogseospider/jre/bin//java does in fact exist. – Organic Marble Mar 20 at 18:36
  • I certainly appreciate your input! Neither /usr/bin/screamingfrogseospider or /usr/share/screamingfrogseospider/jre/bin//java exist – Jared Forth Mar 20 at 18:50
  • Well, that does explain the error message... that makes me think something went wrong with the installation. – Organic Marble Mar 20 at 18:55

Just had the very same problem on ubuntu 18.04 when installing screaming frog.

I resolved it by installing last JRE :

sudo apt-get install openjdk-11-jre

And then fix the broken install :

sudo apt --fix-broken install

hope this help.

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