<AWT Dev> java.awt.ICC_profile - getStandardProfileFile and getProfileFile break when profiles are symlinked

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Oct 22 19:43:34 UTC 2015

This should be asked on the 2d-dev list.

But no, its not a bug. This was done for a good reason and that is all I 
can say ..


On 10/22/2015 08:56 AM, Spoffy wrote:
> Hey there,
> When using the Nix package manager, almost all files and folders are 
> installed as symlinks (for various reasons).
> I was attempting to use OpenIMAJ, which calls into 
> java.awt.color.ICC_Profile.getStandardProfile. However, this throws an 
> exception when used. This is due to line 1836 in getProfileFile() 
> calling "isChildOf(File f, String dir)".
> This involves expanding the file and its parent to their canonical 
> paths. However, on a symlinked system, they have different canonical 
> paths and this returns false.
> I was wondering if this was a bug, or exists for a reason?
> Many thanks,
> -- 
> Callum

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