Eclipse on OpenJDK

Kurt Miller kurt at
Wed May 20 15:29:39 PDT 2009

David Green wrote:
> I'm working on getting Eclipse to run on the bsd port of OpenJDK out of
> the box.  Currently I'm working on a couple of issues with Eclipse
> itself, one of which has me a little puzzled and I'm thinking that
> someone here might be able to shed some light.
> The issue ( is
> related to launching the VM using JNI.  I've patched the Eclipse
> launcher to load the right libjvm.dylib using dlopen, however I'm
> getting the following error as discussed in comment #7
> <>:
> Error occurred during initialization of VM
> Unable to load native library:
> dlopen(/Users/dgreen/Documents/packages/jdk7-32bit-2009-05-08/jre/lib/i386/libjava.dylib,1):
> Library not loaded: libjvm.dylib
>   Referenced from:
> /Users/dgreen/Documents/packages/jdk7-32bit-2009-05-08/jre/lib/i386/libjava.dylib
>   Reason: image not found
> Is it possible to launch the VM using this method or should I be trying
> to launch it using exec()?
> Any help would be much appreciated.

Hi David,

In the exec() case I see that there is some APPLE specific code in:

Perhaps try having eclipse set DYLD_FALLBACK_LIBRARY_PATH instead of


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