Bug 442602 - libjvm is in a directory called "core"
libjvm is in a directory called "core"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: java-1.6.0-openjdk (Show other bugs)
ppc64 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Fitzsimmons
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-15 15:08 EDT by Caolan McNamara
Modified: 2008-04-18 10:29 EDT (History)
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Description Caolan McNamara 2008-04-15 15:08:50 EDT
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Stuff like OOo tries to dlopen libjvm to do its java magic, so it can't find it
at the moment. Typically client is searched for. Is there any particular reason
that openjdk places it in a dir called "core" ?
Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2008-04-15 15:10:17 EDT
Well actually we search in client, server and classic to be exact
Comment 2 Thomas Fitzsimmons 2008-04-15 15:13:31 EDT
Gary, can you comment here?
Comment 3 Gary Benson 2008-04-15 19:04:26 EDT
Sure.  The directories "client" and "server" are the names of Sun's JITs, but
they're only supported on i386 and x86_64.  No other platform has those, so the
JVM is in the "core" directory (HotSpot calls a build without a JIT a core build).

Can I suggest using a glob rather than checking for fixed paths?  The reason I
say this is that I'm working on a new JIT for the platforms that don't already
have one, so at some time in the future some of those platforms will likely move
from "core" to "shark".  Maybe check "client" first (it's probably the best for
OOo) and fall back to globbing?
Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2008-04-16 03:07:32 EDT
I'm sure it makes sense from an internal point of view, but from my own naive
pov I'd still have expected to see a fat fake link :-) We have the client/server
dir configuration with java-1.5.0-gcj which was convenient.
Comment 5 Gary Benson 2008-04-16 03:25:11 EDT
It is kind of a legacy of something that doesn't exist any more, thinking about
it.  I'll see how easy it is to change...
Comment 6 Gary Benson 2008-04-16 10:36:13 EDT
Fixed in icedtea6 hg.  The JVM is now in "server".
Comment 7 Lillian Angel 2008-04-18 10:29:45 EDT
Building new version into rawhide, should be in tomorrow.

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