* Petr Pisar <ppisar(a)redhat.com> [2011-09-27 11:00]:
> I have a non-java package (pl) which links to jvm. Build scripts of pl
> needs to locate directories with libjava.so, libjvm.so etc. and instruct
> native linker (ld) where to find them (-L option).
> Current implementation in the pl.spec is uggly (a lot of ad-hoc hacks for
> each platform which requires tuning time to time
> So I decided to find ultimate way how to obtain path for linker and Java
> home directory. Unfortunatelly, I did not find any. So I've written
> one. You can find it as attachment at the afore-mentioned bug report.
> Usage is inspired by pkg-config:
> $ javac JavaConfig.java
> $ java JavaConfig --home
> $ java JavaConfig --libs-only-L
> -L/usr/java/packages/lib/amd64 -L/usr/lib64 -L/lib64 -L/lib -L/usr/lib
> I can bundle the tool to my `pl' package, but I think it could be
> helpful for others too. So I'd like to ask Java SIG whether it wants to
> adopt it (e.g. as a part of JDK).
Out of curiosity, is there a reason why the OpenJDK RPM on Fedora cannot
install .pc files so that pkg-config itself can be used?
Adding Andrew Hughes to cc: