Bug 452021 - ant would not install on rhel 4 box
ant would not install on rhel 4 box
Product: Red Hat Application Server
Classification: Retired
Component: ant (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Deepak Bhole
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Reported: 2008-06-18 13:54 EDT by Stephen Herr
Modified: 2008-06-18 17:12 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-18 17:12:43 EDT
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Description Stephen Herr 2008-06-18 13:54:26 EDT
Description of problem:
I could not install ant on a rhel 4 server when subscribed to the app server
product. It would give a dependency resolution error and quit. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. register rhel 4 as server to rhn
2. log into rhn and navigate to server details page
3. go to software -> software channels and subscribe to "Red Hat Application
Server v. 2 (AS v. 4 for i386)"
4. run "up2date install ant"
Actual results:
[root@fjs-0-08 xml_rpc_api]# up2date install ant

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-i386-as-4...

Fetching Obsoletes list for channel: rhel-4-as-i386-rhaps-2...

Fetching rpm headers...

Name                                    Version        Rel     
ant                                     1.6.5          1jpp_1rh          noarch

Testing package set / solving RPM inter-dependencies...
There was a package dependency problem. The message was:

Unresolvable chain of dependencies:
java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-devel requires ecj

The following packages were added to your selection to satisfy dependencies:
Package                                Required by
cpp-3.4.6-9.i386                        gcc-3.4.6-9                            
gcc-3.4.6-9.i386                        gcc-java-3.4.6-9                       
gcc-java-3.4.6-9.i386                   java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-    
libgcj-3.4.6-9.i386                     java-1.4.2-gcj-compat-    
libgcj-devel-3.4.6-9.i386               gcc-java-3.4.6-9                       

Expected results:
Ant dependency resolution completes and ant is installed

Additional info:
The ecj package is available in the rhel 4 base channel, so I downloaded it and
installed it by hand. Then "up2date install ant" would complete without errors,
but when I tried to use ant I got this error:

[root@fjs-0-08 xml_rpc_api]# ant
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError:
   at _ZN4java4lang11VMThrowable16fillInStackTraceEPNS0_9ThrowableE
   at _ZN4java4lang9Throwable16fillInStackTraceEv (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at _ZN4java4lang9ThrowableC1EPNS0_6StringE (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at _ZN4java4lang5ErrorC1EPNS0_6StringE (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at _ZN4java4lang12LinkageErrorC1EPNS0_6StringE (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at _ZN4java4lang20NoClassDefFoundErrorC1EPNS0_6StringE (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at _ZN3gnu3gcj7runtime11FirstThread3runEv (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at _Z13_Jv_ThreadRunPN4java4lang6ThreadE (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at _Z11_Jv_RunMainPN4java4lang5ClassEPKciPS4_b (/usr/lib/libgcj.so.5.0.0)
   at __gcj_personality_v0 (/root/workspace/xml_rpc_api/java.version=1.4.2)
   at __libc_start_main (/lib/tls/libc-2.3.4.so)
   at _Jv_RegisterClasses (/root/workspace/xml_rpc_api/java.version=1.4.2)

That looks to me like ant was not installed correctly.
Comment 1 Deepak Bhole 2008-06-18 16:29:40 EDT
RHAPS is not certified with GCJ. Is the above error reproducible with IBM/BEA jvms?

Please also note that RHAPS is nearing it's EOL and is in "security fix only" mode.
Comment 2 Stephen Herr 2008-06-18 16:35:58 EDT
I don't know, I've blown away that box with a distribution I know I can make
work. I'm afraid I'm not going to be much help to you if you do decide to do
something about this.
Comment 3 Deepak Bhole 2008-06-18 17:12:43 EDT
Okay. I am pretty sure this error was a gcj specific one. I am going to close
this as NOTABUG, since it is not expected to work with gcj anyway.

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