On Sun, 13 Apr 2008 02:12:41 -0500 Simo Leone email@example.com wrote:
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the update manager doesn't work happily together with pacman packages and the upstream distribution contains either outdated copies of libraries where we have packages for, or just references to outdated copies that are incompatible with our installed versions.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 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52 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.
I'll open this again... I think the main question now is - how many Archers are actually interested in Azureus? I mean if I'm the only one who uses it (or there's only a few of us), is there any reason for it to be in [extra] (where it is unmaintained anyway), shouldn't it be simple moved to unsupported (where someone would or wouldn't pick it up)? Is there any way to find out how popular a package in [extra] is (something like votes in AUR)?
Anyway I created a new package in AUR, vuze (which is the new name of Azureus, I didn't even know that) - http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17932. It simply downloads the latest binary version and puts it to /opt. It seems to work OK - at least it starts and is able to start downloading a torrent of ArchLinux's ISO. :-) The PKGBUILD is very basic for now, I just wanted to know if anyone is actually interested at all (if you are, please leave a comment and/or vote). It has the following limitations: (1) Right now, only x86_64 is supported, some juggling similar to what is done in PKGBUILD for Opera will be needed. (2) Depends on jre. Perhaps it would be more correct to depend on java-runtime but I don't have time to test it under java-gcj-compat. (3) Perhaps it should provide azureus and conflict with azureus. It doesn't have any conflicting files with the azureus package though. On the other hand, using both might mess with $HOME/.azureus...
Any comments? I really don't think that there should be a package in core/extra/community unmaintained for such a long time.