On Sat, Apr 12, 2008 at 01:48:58PM +0200, Jan de Groot wrote:
I could update it again. The reason for patching it during froscon was that upstream azureus doesn't work with GNU java.
Why do we care? What's wrong with depending on Sun's java package?
Another thing was that the jarfile contains a lot of Windows and Mac OS X related things, the update manager doesn't work happily together with pacman packages and the upstream distribution contains either outdated copies of libraries where we have packages for, or just references to outdated copies that are incompatible with our installed versions.
Now some of that can be a problem.
I had a look at the source, I can reduce some patches, as most are not needed anymore. Back then, I wrote two patches to remove some com.sun.* usage, they don't apply anymore and I have to check if they're still needed and if so, rewrite them.
See first response.
Another thing I stumbled on were the dependencies:
=dev-java/bcprov-1.35:0 =dev-java/commons-cli-1.0:1 =dev-java/log4j-1.2.8:0 =dev-java/swt-3.4_pre6-r1:3.4
That's what gentoo lists as dependencies (there's no clear reference of dependencies in the upstream source at all... just compile errors with weird missing references when you don't have these installed).
-bcprov is packaged -commons-cli isn't -neither is log4j -swt is at 3.3.x
Azureus 22.214.171.124 needs swt 3.4 development version (3.4M6 is current). If we don't want to update swt to the development version, we're tied to the much older 126.96.36.199 release, which needs some additional patches to compile from source.
Augh. Maybe we should go back to using the ones included with the jarfile, since I think the java policy we've got is basically... "split it if you can, don't bother if it's a hassle". This is starting to sound like a hassle to me.