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From "Andrew McIntyre (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-668) SysInfo can give misleading information when JDBC jars are loaded from jre/lib/ext
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 00:58:31 GMT
    [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-668?page=comments#action_12358985 ] 

Andrew McIntyre commented on DERBY-668:
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Hi Bryan,

I took a look at version 3 of your patch. It looks good, just a couple comments:

- On Windows you get a leading slash before the drive spec (i.e. /C:/mydir/jars/...).  Might
be worth fixing, but it is just a 'polish' issue.
- In test case 9 above, db2jcc_license_c.jar shows up in the output, but db2jcc.jar does not.
It does appear as found in testcase 10. This behavior is the same as the current sysinfo.
It would be nice if this were fixed, but this could be treated as a separate issue.
- My opinion is that it would be nice to have db2jcc_license_c.jar appear in the output if
db2jcc.jar is not present. That can also be fixed as a separate issue, though.

I also stumbled across some really bizarre behavior (already present - not introduced by your
patch), if you put derby.jar or one of the other product jars into the extensions directory,
while there are others on the classpath. To see what I mean, try putting just derbynet.jar
in the extensions, or putting derby.jar into the extensions dir while you have another on
your classpath.

> SysInfo can give misleading information when JDBC jars are loaded from jre/lib/ext
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>          Key: DERBY-668
>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-668
>      Project: Derby
>         Type: Bug
>   Components: Build tools
>     Versions: 10.1.1.0
>     Reporter: Bryan Pendleton
>     Priority: Minor
>  Attachments: Derby-668.diff, derby-668-2.diff, derby-668-3.diff
>
> There is a section in the SysInfo tool's output titled "Derby Information", which prints
location and version information for the major Derby jars. Here is an example of that output:
> --------- Derby Information --------
> JRE - JDBC: J2SE 1.4.2 - JDBC 3.0
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derby.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha -
(315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derbytools.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha
- (315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derbynet.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha
- (315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derbyclient.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha
- (315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/downloads/derby/db2jcc/lib/db2jcc.jar] 2.4 - (17)
> [/home/bpendleton/downloads/derby/db2jcc/lib/db2jcc_license_c.jar] 2.4 - (17)
> Unfortunately, this tool can be fooled if you arrange for one of these jar files to be
loaded from a magic location like $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/ext.
> For example, I had (accidentally) placed an old version of db2jcc.jar into $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/ext.
When I ran SysInfo, it printed out: 
> --------- Derby Information --------
> JRE - JDBC: J2SE 1.4.2 - JDBC 3.0
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derby.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha -
(315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derbytools.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha
- (315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derbynet.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha
- (315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/src/derby-subversion/trunk/jars/insane/derbyclient.jar] 10.2.0.0 alpha
- (315052M)
> [/home/bpendleton/downloads/derby/db2jcc/lib/db2jcc.jar] 1.0 - (581)
> [/home/bpendleton/downloads/derby/db2jcc/lib/db2jcc_license_c.jar] 1.0 - (581)
> However, the "1.0 (581)" information actually came from $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/ext/db2jcc.jar,
NOT from
> /home/bpendleton/downloads/derby/db2jcc/lib/db2jcc.jar.
> It would be nice if SysInfo could detect the difference between a jar file being loaded
via the application class loader using $CLASSPATH, and a jar file being loaded via the system
class loader using JDK library extensions.
> To reproduce the problem, simply:
> 1) Place an older version of db2jcc.jar into $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/ext
> 2) Place a newer version of db2jcc.jar into your $CLASSPATH
> 3) Run SysInfo. You will see that it prints the name of the jarfile from $CLASSPATH,
but the version info from the JDK copy.

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