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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-4038489

Should build solaris libawt.so with proper run-path of -R/usr/dt/lib

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      generic
    • OS:
      solaris_2.4
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      For Solaris builds of libawt.so, it currently is built with
      a run-path based on the MOTIF_DIR variable.

      This is strictly speaking incorrect since for Solaris there
      is only one standard location for the runtime motif library
      which is /usr/dt/lib. It doesn't make sense to allow this
      to be set from a variable - it should simply be /usr/dt/lib.

      This is also unnecessary for JavaSoft builds since your
      runtime includes its own libXm.so.3 and sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH to
      use that one instead of the systems.

      The way libawt.so is currently built caused troubles for
      us since we do not deliver a libXm.so.3 -- instead relying
      on the already installed one in /usr/dt/lib. To do this
      we either have to ensure that LD_LIBRARY_PATH includes
      /usr/dt/lib (which it doesnt by default) or modify the
      sun/awt/GNUmakefile with the suggested fix below.
      We hate to modify JavaSoft source files to avoid
      bringover conflicts in the future.

      Another reason that we would like to see this change made
      in the JavaSoft side it that we could then take the builds
      of the JDK from JavaSoft and simply repackage the bits
      without having to build them again ourselves. Since the
      libawt.so would have -R/usr/dt/lib we could omit your
      internal libXm.so.3 and rely on the one installed on the
      system instead -- without changing the bits.

      Fixing this small thing would change nothing for JavaSoft
      in how it builds and delivers things. But it would make things
      simpler for us.

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            tbrennansunw Thomas Brennan (Inactive)
            Reporter:
            duke J. Duke (Inactive)
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