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).