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Bug#413812: UNO bootstrap doesn't work with classes/ as a symlink

Package: openoffice.org-java-common
Severity: important
Version: 2.0.4.dfsg.2-5


Rene Engelhard wrote:
> Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> > Rene Engelhard wrote:
> > >Well, it *might* be the cause that OOo doesn't grok that classes/ is a
> > >symlink. 
> > 
> > Yes, a symlink does not work here.  Much OOo Java code (residing in jar 
> > files in program/classes) needs to find other OOo files (native 
> > libraries etc.) and does so using NativeLibraryLoader 
> > (jurt/com/sun/star/lib/util/NativeLibraryLoader.java:1.9). 
> > NativeLibraryLoader effectively goes up the directory hierarchy one 
> > level from program/classes to program to locate those files.  That of 
> > course breaks if program/classes is a symlink to somewhere else.
> OK, as I feared. That also might explain some other problem I once had.
> > Much OOo code (Java and C++) is working in ways that will break if the 
> > OOo installation structure is changed.  This is often problematic, and 
> > should overall be changed I think.  However, it also implies that 
> Rony, please file a "important" bug for this referencing this thread
> (URL best).

Nevermind, doing myself with this message.

For reference for the bug, thread starts at



P.S.: Will change the submitter once the bugnr arrived

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