JRE file layout for 1.0.7?

Jim Pick jim at kaffe.org
Sat Mar 30 09:14:28 PST 2002


I want to minimize the number of changes for 1.0.7, in order to minimize the
amount of surprises and I don't want to introduce new instabilities.

But I would like to change the way the the files are installed when doing
"make install".  Instead of installing it by default in /usr/local/bin,
/usr/local/lib, /usr/local/include, etc., I'd like to have the default
install put everything in /usr/local/kaffe, in a JRE-style layout.  That
way, people could just set JAVA_HOME to point there, and use it instead of a
regular JDK or JRE.  Plus I've always disliked how the kaffe install places
those "java" and "javac" wrappers in /usr/local/bin.  Also, I've been bit a
few times by kaffe versions I've been working on accidentally dynamically
loading the kaffe.org libs installed in /usr/local/lib instead of the libs I

Is anybody opposed to this?  It is breaking with tradition somewhat, and
it's for the upcoming release, so I figured it would be best to ask.  It'll
also impact the Debian and RPM packages.


 - Jim

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