Getting JDK 1.2 to work under glibc 2.1

Kevin B. Hendricks kbhend at
Sat May 15 02:32:16 EST 1999


As my last act before I move my family to Canada and spend all of my time
packing and unpacking, I was trying to get a glibc 2.1 version of JDK 1.2
available for release.  Since linuxppc R5 has no cd yet, I bought the
yellowdog linux distribution and installed it on my home machine.

I was able to get JDK 1.2 to build under glibc 2.1 using this distribution,
but every time I try to invoke the JVM it seg-faults.  The seg-faults occur
inside glibc 2.1 (in stderr@@GLIBC2.0) during linking.  It seems whenever
the linker can't find a symbol it seems to end is a seg-fault?  Is this a
known problem?

FWIW, this same code works perfectly under glibc 1.99 (Gary's) and works
fine under glibc 2.1 on Linux x86 (or so I am told).

This is with glibc 2.1-1a.ppc.rpm that comes with the yellowdog glibc 2.1
cd distribution.

Is this a known problem with glibc 2.1? Is this a ppc specific problem?

What is the most up-to-date glibc 2.1 rpm that I can use to build with?

Will any JDK 1.2 which works with Yellow Dog Linux work with Linux PPC R5?

I don't have much time and I want to get something out (JDK wise) in the
next week or so if possible before I have to pack my machines up.

Thanks for any help or guidance.


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