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[fedora-java] Re: ld doesn't know about location of libjvm

On Fri, 03 Nov 2006 11:51:18 -0500, Thomas Fitzsimmons wrote:

> Braden McDaniel wrote:


>> It's looking like my best option is to eke out all the information I
>> can from libgcj.pc. Assuming libjvm.so is reliably installed in
>> ${libdir}/gcj-${gcj_version} across distributions, I should be able to
>> get what I need from it.
> The problem with this approach is that this directory is versioned.  So
> if you hard-code /usr/lib/gcj-4.1.1 into your application, it will break
> when the user upgrades to gcj 4.1.2.  You could do a search for
> /usr/lib*/gcj-*, but this is something that java-gcj-compat is intended
> to do for you; it always keeps its unversioned libjvm.so symlink
> pointing to the right place.

Sigh. That's a good point.

Once you fold java-gcj-compat into libgcj, what would you think of
publishing a JAVA_HOME variable in the pkg-config metadata?

Braden McDaniel                           e-mail: <braden endoframe com>
<http://endoframe.com>                    Jabber: <braden jabber org>

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