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From Christopher Schultz <>
Subject Re: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: running tomcat on java headless?
Date Mon, 31 Aug 2009 14:59:53 GMT
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On 8/31/2009 6:58 AM, method8 wrote:
> Could it be it's just Debian the problem? I develop on windows and deploy on
> a debian machine, and had some problems in the past with policies and socket
> permissions.

You might want to consider developing on the same platform you are
targeting for production. Yes, Java is supposed to run everywhere but
there are certain environmental factors that can ruin your day (like X
libraries). Note that Microsoft Windows always has X-ish capabilities
available because the console runs a windowing system.

Running Java "headless" doesn't mean X is not required: it just means
that X doesn't have to be /running/. Some X libraries may still be
required to use certain functions. You used to have to run xvfb if you
wanted any kind of AWT interaction. Now, that restriction has been lifed
(by going "headless") but I think the libraries still need to be available.

Have you tried asking the iText folks? They are much more likely to know
the answer to this. Tomcat, as you might guess, has no requirements for
X whatsoever.

- -chris
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