So today, I wanted to install Java EE 7 64-bit on a fresh Win8 machine.
The Java EE 64-bit installer fails, then crashes... because it requires... Java.
Nevermind, I install Java 7 JRE 64-bit.
I then re-launch the Java EE 64-bit installer, which crashes again... because it requires a 32-bit version of Java pre-installed. WTF.
I proceed to installing Java 7 JRE 32-bit with online installer, which fails to find the files to download...
Same again with offline installer, which succeeds (yeah... not to mention the crapware bundled with the JRE installer).
The Java EE installer now works, and as I will be working with Tomcat, I do not want Oracle's Glassfish server, but the custom installation that would allow not installing it is "Not Supported".
#java #fail #WTF