Friday, October 31, 2008

Java 1.4 on Fedora 9

Recently I needed to work on a legacy Swing project written on Java 1.4. So, I've installed 1.4 JDK on my Fedora 9 and... got a following error:
/usr/java/j2sdk1.4.2_16/jre/lib/i386/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory occurred
A little googling brought me to the Oracle forum post. The problem was that AWT requires the libXp package. After I've installed it the problem vanished :)