GCC/GCJ and pdftk

Greg Larkin glarkin at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jun 5 16:54:49 UTC 2009

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Joe Auty wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a little confused.
> I need pdftk to compile on an amd64 system, and see in the pdftk
> Makefile the following:
>> # gcj/libgcj don't exist on these platforms
>> NOT_FOR_ARCHS= amd64 ia64 sparc64
> However, I've also read in the pdftk port logs that gcj is included in
> GCC 3.4+ when WITHOUT_JAVA in the GCC Makefile is set to no or commented
> out. So, I compiled GCC with gcj support without a problem, and
> commented out the NOT_FOR_ARCHS line above to force an install of pdftk:
>> ===>   pdftk-1.41 depends on executable: gmake - found
>> ===>   pdftk-1.41 depends on shared library: gcj - not found
>> ===>    Verifying install for gcj in /usr/ports/lang/gcc42
>> ===>   Returning to build of pdftk-1.41
>> Error: shared library "gcj" does not exist
> gcj does indeed exist in /usr/ports/lang/gcc42:
>> # find /usr/ports/lang/gcc42 -name "gcj"
>> /usr/ports/lang/gcc42/work/gcc-4.2-20090325/libjava/gnu/gcj
>> /usr/ports/lang/gcc42/work/gcc-4.2-20090325/libjava/gcj
>> /usr/ports/lang/gcc42/work/build/gcc/gcj
> Any suggestions as to what I can do to build pdftk? This particular
> project will surely be much harder if I can't get pdftk to build/compile...
> Thanks very much in advance!

Hi Joe,

I'm the pdftk port maintainer, and I've got an amd64 build machine here.
Let me have a crack at it and see what I can figure out.  If you run
into any other insights in the mean time, please let me know.

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