How to find out bitness of gss library?

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Thu Nov 21 03:21:00 EST 2013

On Mon, 2013-11-18 at 22:35 +0800, Weijun Wang wrote:
> The problem is, a 64 bit Linux system can have both 32 bit and 64 bit 
> libraries installed, and we would like to find out if the installed 
> libgss is one, the other, or both, so that we can determine which 
> version of Java we can test. Is there a way to find out this?

Test both versions of Java. If they fail to load the GSS libraries, then
they weren't there. :)

Or am I missing a reason why that can't work? 

You have to handle that specific failure mode as a "could not test"
event rather than "abort the release and activate the engineers'
electro-shock mechanism" but that can't be so hard, surely?


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