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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][general]How to deal with such system property like "sun.boot.library.path"
Date Mon, 04 Dec 2006 03:43:09 GMT


Leo Li wrote:
> Hi, all:
>     During my application tests on aspectj, I found that some applications
> such as aspectj and bcel use the system property "sun.boot.library.path" to
> locate the boot classpath. Although Harmony has a similar property called "
> org.apache.harmony.boot.class.path", since the property name "
> sun.boot.library.path" is hardcoded in the applications, they will still
> fail due to ClassNotFoundException.
>     There seems to be two ways to solve it:
>      1. Harmony also provides this property to be compatible with RI, which
> seems quite simple but actually we are not "sun".
>      2. To persuade other applications to use some adapter to get the boot
> classpath instead of hard-coding the property name,  but it is quite a long
> trip because of the number of Harmony's potential client applications.
>     I believe there might be other compatible problems alike. Any
> suggestion?

The only solution is to set sun.boot.library.path also (which IMO is 
fine) - we do set something already but it may not be right...

Nathan had a good question - what happens on J9 and JRockit?

geir


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