How to find out bitness of gss library?

Weijun Wang at
Thu Nov 21 03:57:47 EST 2013

On 11/19/13, 8:16, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On 11/18/2013 09:35 AM, 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?
> I don't think we provide a way to do this, as I don't think it's
> currently common for *-config scripts or pkg-config files to give out
> this information.  Perhaps this is an omission in the current state of
> the art for build-time dependency discovery.
> Can you simply check whether you are able to successfully load the GSS
> library and run the tests if it works?  (I'm assuming that you are
> loading the library with dlopen or similar.  If you are building a
> program and linking against it, you can similarly check for the success
> or failure of the linker.)

Yes, we use dlopen but we don't know the name. It was only, 
but then we see and This test is 
to make sure any new name can be detected quickly.


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