I have installed RAD 9 onto my Win 7 machine and imported an old project in order to test. The project will not build because it cannot find java.lang.Object. Looking in the JRE System Library in RAD - which is pointed at the jre installed with RAD 9 - I see that vm.jar is not there. So I checked in the new jre on the file system - C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP_1\jdk\jre\lib on my machine - and vm.jar is not there either. So I checked the entire SDP (C:\Program Files\IBM\SDP_1) - and vm.jar is nowhere to be found. I also checked a colleague's installation - no vm.jar for him either (though he is currently testing on an old jre so hasn't experienced this problem yet).
So is this actually a usable jre, and if so where is java.lang.Object if its not in vm.jar?