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Re: Creating a Debian Package for libsvn-javahl.

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2006-07-07 02:12:58 CEST

Peter Samuelson <peter@p12n.org> wrote on 07/06/2006 07:14:07 PM:

> [Scott Huey]
> > I've been trying to get Subclipse, the Subversion plug-in for
> > Eclipse, workin on my Debian Linux box for a couple of weeks. It
> > looks like I'm running out of things to try. I would like to build a
> > Debian package for the libsvn-javahl portion of Subversion. I've got
> > some programming experience, but I haven't tried rolling my own
> > Debian Package yet.
> As Mark Phippard points out, libsvn-javahl is already available.
> However, I don't have any way to test it at present, since I don't know
> Java and haven't tried to get subclipse to run. One user informs me
> that libsvn-javahl works, but it would be nice to have someone else
> confirm this. Could you let us know how well it is working or not
> working, and any thoughts on packaging issues in general, at
> <pkg-subversion-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>? You can also
> find us on irc.debian.org #debian-svn.

I have not used it on a straight Debian install, but I have used it on
Ubuntu and other distros. The main issue that tends to come up once the
library is installed is that Sun's version of Java only looks for
libraries in its own lib folders and LD_LIBRARY_PATH and most distros seem
to not set LD_LIBRARY_PATH any more. So you either need to symlink the
JavaHL library into one of the JRE lib folders that it searches, or you
need to start Eclipse with a script that sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH before
starting Eclipse.

I have seen that Ubuntu is now installing the library into a /usr/lib/jni
path, but even this path is not included in Sun's Java default search
path. I do not know if other JRE's are different.


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