A pkg-config file for OpenJDK

dalibor topic dalibor.topic at oracle.com
Mon Jun 30 11:55:42 UTC 2014

There was some chatter about packaging OpenJDK 8 profiles on the 
debian-java mailing list a few weeks ago.[0]

Assuming a pkg-config file gets included and installed as part of an 
OpenJDK build, I'm just curious if that would cause additional issues to 
consider in the case of compact profiles (which may end up being 
dpkg/rpm installed in different locations, for example - I can't really 
say, since Debian packages haven't hit the repos yet).

There is also the side question of how/if this would (need to) work on 
other platforms (Solaris, OS X, Windows) which pkg-config claims to work 
on. [1]

dalibor topic

[0] https://lists.debian.org/debian-java/2014/06/msg00012.html
[1] http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/pkg-config/

On 30.06.2014 13:29, David Holmes wrote:
> On 30/06/2014 9:09 PM, dalibor topic wrote:
>> On 27.06.2014 09:55, Andrew Haley wrote:
>>> On 27/06/14 08:10, David Holmes wrote:
>>>> So you need one pkg-config file per VM type?
>>> Per VM, certainly.  I'm not sure there's any real need to be able, for
>>> example, to link against the x86 client VM.  I suppose it would be nice
>>> if such a thing could be accommodated, but hardly necessary.
>> How would this work for compact profiles? A separate pkg-config file per
>> profile?
> I don't see a need to have compact profile information in the pkg-config
> file (it's already in the release file). This is really just about
> locating the JRE in a given distribution.
> David
>> cheers,
>> dalibor topic

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