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[resolved]JNI C library not found [message #1783731] Fri, 16 March 2018 11:39
Jim Anderson is currently offline Jim AndersonFriend
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Registered: October 2014
I have just started trying to use JNI to call some existing C programs from Java. In my shell scripts I have been able to make calls to the C-library, but I am getting jibberish as output and I need to do some debugging. From the terminal, my java command is:

java -Djava.library.path=${HOME}/prog/java/webapps/lib bfs.createPages.CinterfaceNameTable >& ./bfs/createPages/createpage3.out

The C library, '', is in ${HOME}/prog/java/webapps/lib and is found when run as a terminal command line.

I set up for debugging by bringing up 'run --> Debug Configurations' and then selecting the 'Arguments' tab and entering:

-Djava.library.path=/home/jja/prog/java/webapps/lib CinterfaceNameTable

in the 'Program Arguments' box.

When I debug in Eclipse (Oxygen eclipse4.7_java), I get an error message:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no bfsmem in java.library.path
at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(
at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(
at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(
at bfs.createPages.CinterfaceNameTable.<clinit>([/ALIGN][ALIGN=center]

Is there an alternate way to specify 'java.library.path' in Eclipse?

Jim A.

I just did a search on setting 'java.library.path' and found this link:

My apologies, I should have done that search first.

Jim A.

I took a look at the link above and found in one of the comments that to set 'java.library.path', the -D option must be passed as an argument to the JVM. I had passed it as a program argument. That makes sense and it works!

[Updated on: Fri, 16 March 2018 13:40]

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