Dynamically linked libjli for *BSD

Greg Lewis glewis at eyesbeyond.com
Mon May 18 06:52:14 UTC 2015

On Sun, May 17, 2015 at 11:30:26AM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> On May 16,  3:06pm, kurt at intricatesoftware.com (Kurt Miller) wrote:
> -- Subject: Dynamically linked libjli for *BSD
> | Hi Greg, Christos,
> | 
> | Currently building the jdk with debug symbols fails on OpenBSD and
> | I suspect at least FreeBSD (since it is disabled in the ports tree
> | java/openjdk8/Makefile too). This was determined to be caused by
> | libjli being statically linked on *BSD. [1]
> | 
> | Statically linking libjli was a work-around introduced in 1.5 or 1.6
> | most likely due to the lack of rpath $ORIGIN support in our runtime
> | linkers. All of the BSD's have rpath $ORIGIN support for several
> | years now. I propose that we eliminate linking libjli statically and
> | remove another difference we have in the build when compared to
> | Linux and Solaris. Dynamically linking libjli fixes the build with
> | debug symbols.
> | 
> | Please review/test this diff on FreeBSD and NetBSD and let me know if
> | you are okay with the change.
> Works on NetBSD. Just a note, $ORIGIN support is not fully implemented
> on NetBSD, there is a #ifdef notyet in kern_exec.c... But running java
> with a full path in $0 works. I'd say apply it if it works for others.

Works for me too on FreeBSD 10.1.

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