java – I'm having trouble getting SHA1 certificate with keytool-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

I’m trying to find the SHA1 hash of my signature key store on macos sierra using the following comand:

keytool -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore $HOME/.android/debug.keystore -list -v -storepass android

The result looks like below:

Alias ‚Äč‚Äčname: androiddebugkey
Date of creation: Oct 25, 2017
Input Type: PrivateKeyEntry
Length of certificate chain: 1
Certificate [1]:
keytool error:
java.util.IllegalFormatConversionException: d != java.lang.String
java.util.IllegalFormatConversionException: d != java.lang.String at
java.base/java.util.Formatter$FormatSpecifier.failConversion(Formatter.java:4331)
at
java.base/java.util.Formatter$FormatSpecifier.printInteger(Formatter.java:2846)
at
java.base/java.util.Formatter$FormatSpecifier.print(Formatter.java:2800)
at java.base/java.util.Formatter.format(Formatter.java:2581) at
java.base/java.util.Formatter.format(Formatter.java:2517) at
java.base/java.lang.String.format(String.java:2747) at
java.base/sun.security.tools.keytool.Main.withWeak(Main.java:3151) at
java.base/sun.security.tools.keytool.Main.printX509Cert(Main.java:3182)
at
java.base/sun.security.tools.keytool.Main.doPrintEntry(Main.java:1995)
at
java.base/sun.security.tools.keytool.Main.doCommands(Main.java:1212)
at java.base/sun.security.tools.keytool.Main.run(Main.java:397) at
java.base/sun.security.tools.keytool.Main.main(Main.java:390)

As far as I can see the command is working, it is not a problem with the file nor with password, it seems to me an internal error in java, is it missing some java package? I am using Java SDK 9.0.1

How to solve:

I found that the problem comes from latest version of Keytool in JDK8.151 and JDK9. By default keytool use system default language and that seems to do not properly work anymore on some languages (in my case French).

It was enough to force output in english by using the parameter -J-Duser.language=en

So try using this command line instead:

keytool -J-Duser.language=en -exportcert -alias androiddebugkey -keystore $HOME/.android/debug.keystore -list -v -storepass android

See also my answer here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/47181882/5292951

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