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Javalib is distributed with an implementation of Patricia trees. The documentation is in the interface files in javalib/ptrees/.

Installation Procedure for Javalib

For the impatient, familiar, or audacious

  1. tar xf javalib-JAVALIB_TRUNK.tar.bz2
  2. cd javalib-JAVALIB_TRUNK
  3. ./
  4. if there are missing dependencies,
    • if ptrees was not found,
      make ptrees && make installptrees
    • if camlzip was not found,
      make camlzip && make installcamlzip
    • if extlib was not found,
      make extlib && make installextlib
    • once all dependencies have been installed,
  5. make && make install

You may need superuser rights for the installation phases.

Detailed instructions

  1. Javalib makes extensive use of the Findlib package manager (>=1.2.3) and its Ocamlfind front-end, which provide seamless management of OCaml libraries. Make sure you have an Objective Caml compiler (>=3.10.0) installed, as well as the findlib/ocamlfind tools.
  2. Javalib depends on three unrelated libraries: ExtLib (>=1.5.1), CamlZip (>=1.04), and PTrees. Some or all of these libraries might be provided as precompiled packages or ports in your operating system. E.g., for CamlZip, one can use:
    • the 'libextlib-ocaml-dev' package in Debian, Ubuntu & Co.,
    • the 'ocaml-extlib' package in Fedora or in Mac/Darwin Ports.
    If your operating system provides none (or only part of) these libraries, fret not: all three are included in the Javalib distribution, and the installation procedure will guide you through compiling and installing them.
      Note: If you are using OCaml 4.0 or higher, you need at least ExtLib 1.5.3 while only the version 1.5.1 is included in Javalib. So you need to install it separatly.
    • First you need to configure the system. It is done automatically with the command:
      ./ [options]
      For a list of options accepted by the configuration script, run ./ -h. The main options are:
      -l <dir>
      Proceed to install in the local directory <dir>. Note that if you use Ocamlfind to compile an analysis later on, you will need to set the shell variable OCAMLPATH to <dir> to be able to use the Javalib libraries (see man findlib for more info on OCAMLPATH).
      -d yes|no|prof (default: yes)
      Set to yes to keep debugging information in native library or to prof to profile (with gprof) your program.
      Note: The configure script assumes that, if the ptrees and camlzip installations are local, then the Javalib installation will also be local. Moreover, it assumes that all of them will reside in the same ./lib folder.

      The configuration script generates a file called "Makefile.config". You are welcome to review and edit it, but keep in mind it will be overwritten with each execution of
    • Step 3 will have stated which of the libraries CamlZip, PTrees, or ExtLib needed to be compiled and installed. For each of those required, run the following commands:
      make LIBRARYNAME
      make installLIBRARYNAME (if configure was run with the --local option)
      sudo make installLIBRARYNAME (else)
      Note: CamlZip is a binding to the Zlib library, as a consequence it requires that the Zlib library was installed precedently (the development package is necessary if you use your OS package manager).
    • Now we can check if the dependencies are correctly found---remember to run the script with the same options as in step 3.
      ./ [options]
    • We can now proceed to the Javalib compilation. In the toplevel directory, enter:
      make install (if configure was run with the --local option)
      sudo make install (otherwise)
    • If you want the documentation, run:
      make doc
    • Finally, you can clean the sources with:
      make clean
    • If you want to verify that Javalib is correctly installed and found by ocaml, this command should find the library path:
      ocamlfind query javalib
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