A problem has been observed when trying to export Java 8 layers. An error message is displayed when exporting the layer, "Error opening xpf source file." After acknowledging the message, the export process either aborts or continues depending on whether the option to export user information was set.
The more recent versions of Oracle's Java installer creates symbolic links for the java.exe, javaw.exe, and javaws.exe files. The layer export method cannot process symlinked files and throws an exception.
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Workaround: Delete the symlinked files and replace them with copies of the files that were being referenced.