[patch] Use jar `cat file-list` not gjar -@ stdin extension

Mark Wielaard mark at klomp.org
Fri May 30 13:51:05 PDT 2008

Hi Martin,

On Fri, 2008-05-30 at 11:39 -0700, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 7:13 AM, Mark Wielaard <mark at klomp.org> wrote:
> > There was some concern that the command line would have some limit that
> > might overflow. But this doesn't seem an issue on modern GNU/Linux (or
> > OpenSolaris) systems.
> I share that concern.  Although very recent Linux
> kernels might have no command line length limit,
> today essentially every OS has such a limit,
> and I consider it a bug to depend on its magnitude.

Yeah, I agree it isn't the most beautiful thing to do. But there doesn't
seem to be another way given that the different jar utility
implementations being used for bootstrapping icedtea don't all currently
support the same set of options.

I see I forgot to add the link to the patch that should go into gjar to
support the @file arguments like the openjdk jar implementation does:

When that goes in and we can kind of rely on systems shipping it by
default we could reverse this and depend on @file everywhere I hope.



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