JRE file layout for 1.0.7?

Adrian athiele at abraxis.com
Sat Mar 30 11:15:19 PST 2002

Please do, that is my main problem using Kaffe with other Java based tools.
I have started to do that myself since so many applications need a JAVA_HOME
to be set.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Pick <jim at kaffe.org>
To: <kaffe at rufus.w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2002 12:14 PM
Subject: JRE file layout for 1.0.7?

> Hi,
> I want to minimize the number of changes for 1.0.7, in order to minimize
> 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
> regular JDK or JRE.  Plus I've always disliked how the kaffe install
> those "java" and "javac" wrappers in /usr/local/bin.  Also, I've been bit
> 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
> intended.
> 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.
> also impact the Debian and RPM packages.
> Cheers,
>  - Jim

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