On 28 March 2011 12:08, Andrew Haley <aph(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On 26/03/11 18:34, Mat Booth wrote:
> In F14's OpenJDK, the default java.library.path currently does not
> include /usr/local/lib or /usr/local/lib64 so if a third party JNI
> library installs itself into one of those directories then the JVM
> will not know about it.
> Is this a bug? I think it would be appropriate if /usr/local/lib and
> /usr/local/lib64 were included in the default java.library.path
I wouldn't have thought so. /usr/local/lib isn't really standard for
anything. Even if we could patch OpenJDK to do this, the third party
apps would immediately break with any other JRE.
Doesn't it make more sense for the app to know where its native library
is, and load it from the right place?
I would rather the app not have to care where the libraries are, but
for some odd reason the autotools in Fedora uses a default prefix of
/usr/local rather than /usr
If this is not a standard location then maybe this is an autotools
bug? I shouldn't have to tell the autotools where it is appropriate to
install things for the operating system it ships with :-/
Either way, I expect the default settings to just work.