gwu at dataspec.com
Tue Jul 1 15:22:54 PDT 1997
On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, James Kevin Doyle wrote:
> Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 14:13:39 -0400 (EDT)
> From: James Kevin Doyle <jdoyle at rhea.cs.umass.edu>
> Reply-To: kaffe at kaffe.org
> To: kaffe at kaffe.org
> Subject: Re: installing kaffe
> > i have been having some problems installing kaffe 0.90 on linux
> > (debian, kernel version 2.0.30, i586). symptoms are:
> > ...
> > 2. biss awt crashes out with a NullPointerException:
> > java.lang.NullPointerException
> > at java/awt/Font.initializeFont(105)
> > at java/awt/Font.<init>(119)
> > at biss/PackageProperties.getFont(158)
> > at biss/awt/Awt.initFonts(318)
> > at biss/awt/Awt.<clinit>(153)
> > presumably something to do with the fact that i don't have sun fonts
> > on my machine? tried making all the fonts in fonts.properties match
> > existing fonts on the system but to no avail.
> > if anyone can give me a hand with this i'd be very grateful.
> I had a problem like this when installing kaffe/biss on linux--in
> particular I recognize the NullPointer in Awt.initFonts--and my
> problem was that my C shared libraries were too old, that is, that the
> major versions were right but the minor versions were old.
> Essentially, when I upgraded from gcc 2.7.0 to gcc 2.7.2 including
> necessary libraries like libc.so and so forth, kaffe/biss immediately
> worked afterwards. I should point out that kaffe had worked fine the
> whole time, however; it was biss that had the problem that
> the newer libraries solved.
I have the same problem with kaffe/biss on NEXTSTEP 3.2 with static
libraries. Can explain what goes on in Awt.initFonts() ?
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