checking for a JDK home directory... configure: error: "A JDK home directory could not be found. "

Albretch Mueller lbrtchx at
Mon Dec 18 12:16:11 UTC 2017

On 12/18/17, Jiri Vanek <jvanek at> wrote:
> The issue is here. That is with-jdk-home, not with java binary :)
> You should be happy with:
> --with-jdk-home="/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk-i386"

 this is why, especially while installing software the "hard way", you
should not be doing/thinking about more than one thing ;-)

> Btw, why do you need self compiled ITW?

 For more than one good reason I like to know what the installation
assumptions are and how my baseline relates to them. Also, I have 0
zero trust towards anything Internet or being transferred over it.

 Now I have another "GLIB_CFLAGS and GLIB_LIBS" related problem:
. . .
checking what version string to use... 1.6.2
checking whether to build the browser plugin... yes
checking for pkg-config... no
checking for GLIB... no
configure: error: in `/home/debian/inst/sw/icedtea/icedtea-web-1.6.2':
configure: error: The pkg-config script could not be found or is too
old.  Make sure it
is in your PATH or set the PKG_CONFIG environment variable to the full
path to pkg-config.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GLIB_CFLAGS
and GLIB_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

To get pkg-config, see <>.
See `config.log' for more details
 I will publically post my installation logs  so you are bothered a little less


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