Problems installing JDK 1.5
sbaskinger at lumeta.com
Wed Feb 28 14:08:05 UTC 2007
Juergen Nickelsen wrote:
> On Feb 27 2007, Chris Timmons wrote:
>> Don't forget that the linux JDK will want you to have linprocfs
>> mounted. I recently had a similar build experience of jdk-1.5.0p4
>> which cleared up fine after I remembered about linprocfs.
>> linprocfs /compat/linux/proc linprocfs rw 0 0
> Hm. I cannot imagine how this could lead to the problems I saw, but
> another thing to try. Thanks!
Linux systems store tons of need-to-know data in the /proc file system.
If you've ever installed a chrooted Linux environment you must 'mount -o
bind' the /proc file system from the running system to the chroot for
many OS functions to work correctly.
I suspect that Java was looking for some process information in
linprocfs and since it wasn't mounted, it blew up. :) Hope this clears
up the "why" question. :)
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