I just wasted two days. I am working on a desktop application in JAVA. It needs to sniff web proxy settings from the Window’s registry (and some day other platform specific locations). I decided to use JNI to do this. Everything worked like a charm in my sandbox JAVA application. I then embarked on moving it to and OSGI bundle. When I ran the thing I received a java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError. WTF!! WHY!!
When I debugged my call to System.load(“somedll”) worked, but an exception was triggered when I invoked the native method. I then thought well maybe its and OSGI thing. After some Google-ing I found a few write ups on how to tweak the manifest to load the system specific library. I tried effing with the manifes eight ways from Sunday, but still no workie. I then came across a forum where someone had the same issue I did and they eventually discovered that that they had renamed their JAVA class, but did not regenerate the JNI lib. It then dawned on me that I had refactored my JAVA class in to a new package, but did not update the generated .h file.
The morale of the story is if your JNI call works outside of OSGI, but then stops working when you move it in to OSGI; ask yourself “did I refactor this thing when I moved it in to a bundle?”