Re: Getting JDK 1.2 to work under glibc 2.1

Dan Burcaw (
Fri, 14 May 1999 13:19:53 -0600 (MDT)


On Fri, 14 May 1999, Kevin B. Hendricks wrote:

> Hi,
> 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?

I'll post the most recent glibc rpms at the YDL ftp site under devel/

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

Yes.. we use the same core libraries.

> 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.
> Kevin


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