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From Gregory Shimansky <gshiman...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Created: (HARMONY-2321) [classlib] Launcher fails to find properties location when bad -Djava.home is specified on the command line
Date Sun, 13 May 2007 20:16:09 GMT
LvJimmy,Jing wrote:
> Agreed, it is strange that Harmony need correct java.home property to
> execute as it is not necessary for RI.

VM doesn't depend on java.home property, it depends on 
org.apache.harmony.boot.class.path to find bootstrap classes. As I wrote 
in the bug report, when bad java.home is specified, launcher fails to 
initialize org.apache.harmony.boot.class.path properly.

> 2007/4/29, Tony Wu <wuyuehao@gmail.com>:
>> Hi all,
>> I agree with Gregory that this system is wrong, but I think the root
>> cause is not in the launcher. If we ignore the java.home passed on cmd
>> line in launcher and pass the executable path to vm as java.home, we
>> have to set the property after vm has been created(this is one
>> solution) otherwise we lose the feature to set this property.(RI could
>> print correct (System.getProperty("java.home")) in this case)
>>
>> IMO, VM should not depend on the system property "java.home" to load
>> its own libraries. So, another solution is, pass executable path to vm
>> in another manner instead of using java.home.
>>
>> I'm not sure that which one is better, what's your opinion and do you
>> have any suggestion on this problem?
>>
> 
> Either is OK IMHO, just behave as RI does.
> 
>> On 11/25/06, Gregory Shimansky (JIRA) <jira@apache.org> wrote:
>> > [classlib] Launcher fails to find properties location when bad 
>> -Djava.home is specified on the command line
>> > 
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>
>> >
>> >                 Key: HARMONY-2321
>> >                 URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-2321
>> >             Project: Harmony
>> >          Issue Type: Bug
>> >          Components: Classlib
>> >         Environment: All
>> >            Reporter: Gregory Shimansky
>> >
>> >
>> > A short investigation shows that launcher parses -Djava.home passed 
>> on the command line. Later on while classlib is initialized the 
>> function readClassPathFromPropertiesFile calls properties_load with 
>> file name formed as ${java.home}/lib/boot/bootclasspath.properties. If 
>> this file is not found and properties_load, then no value is assigned 
>> to org.apache.harmony.boot.class.path.
>> >
>> > I think this system is wrong. The launcher should not pay attention 
>> to java.home passed on the command line. The location should be found 
>> from the executable path probably. RI doesn't crash or fail its boot 
>> classes when I specify bad -Djava.home on the command line.
>> >
>> >
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>> >
>>
>>
>> -- 
>> Tony Wu
>> China Software Development Lab, IBM
>>
> 
> 


-- 
Gregory


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