java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError on aarch64 MacBooks


I've been working on setting up a new laptop. Installed the Azul Zulu 11 JDK, cloned my repository (which builds fine on an x64 machine), and ran this command. It failed with the following output. The warning later culminates in an error relating to the JNA. The java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError seems troubling. 

Build #IU-213.6777.52, built on January 27, 2022

Subscription is active until July 30, 2022.

Runtime version: 11.0.13+7-b1751.25 aarch64

VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.

% ./gradlew build

> Task :buildSearchableOptions

WARNING: An illegal reflective access operation has occurred

WARNING: Illegal reflective access by com.intellij.util.ReflectionUtil to method java.awt.EventQueue.dispatchEvent(java.awt.AWTEvent)

WARNING: Please consider reporting this to the maintainers of com.intellij.util.ReflectionUtil

WARNING: Use --illegal-access=warn to enable warnings of further illegal reflective access operations

WARNING: All illegal access operations will be denied in a future release

2022-02-17 19:29:40,120 [    125]   WARN -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - Unable to load JNA library (OS: Mac OS X 12.2.1) 

java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /Users/justin/projects/FacilityIntellij/build/idea-sandbox/system/tmp/jna17794018379048940657.tmp: dlopen(/Users/justin/projects/FacilityIntellij/build/idea-sandbox/system/tmp/jna17794018379048940657.tmp, 0x0001): tried: '/Users/justin/projects/FacilityIntellij/build/idea-sandbox/system/tmp/jna17794018379048940657.tmp' (fat file, but missing compatible architecture (have 'i386,x86_64', need 'arm64e')), '/usr/lib/jna17794018379048940657.tmp' (no such file)
// Gradle IntelliJ Plugin
id("org.jetbrains.intellij") version "1.4.0"

Justin, is there anything specific to your project that could lead to such an error?

Could you please get the Plugin Template and try running it locally as it is?


Hi Jakub,

My project is based on the plugin template.


It turns out my problem was the same as

I updated the target IntelliJ platform and was able to run the plugin locally. It was a little unfortunate because the change came with some breaking changes, but it is doable.



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