[PATCH] java/gcj patch for admin/acinclude.m4.in

Richard Dale Richard_Dale at tipitina.demon.co.uk
Sat Jan 24 10:18:30 GMT 2004

On Friday 23 January 2004 23:22, Peter Hawkins wrote:
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> Hi...
> I've been working on the debian packaging for kdebindings (particularly
> KDE_3_1_BRANCH, but 3.2 is next on my todo list).
> Amongst other things I had to build kdebindings using GCJ instead of the
> Sun JDK, so that the resulting packaging qualifies for debian's main
> distribution. This actually required very little work, the main change
> being the following patch to the Java configure tests in
> admin/acinclude.m4.in in KDE_3_1_BRANCH. I don't think it breaks anything.
> Could someone please review the attached patch and if appropriate commit
> it?
I think this macro is only used by the java bindings, and it looks good to me. 
It looks for gcj by default, and if it can't find that then uses the Sun jdk. 
And you can still override the gcj default by specifying a java directory 
using the --with-java option.

I can commit it to HEAD, but maybe when that's open again after the release - 
is it a bit soon at the moment? 

I'm having problems with the kde libtool generation for gcj. It should be 
possible to add a 'AM_PROG_GCJ' macro to kdebindings/configure.in.in, and it 
should generate a libtool with a GCJ tag. Here is an extract from the 
configure output:

checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
appending configuration tag "GCJ" to libtool
checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt

Although it displays a message saying it has added a GCJ tag, the libtool 
generated only has C++ and FORTRAN:

# The names of the tagged configurations supported by this script.
available_tags=" CXX F77"

-- Richard

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