[arch-dev-public] What to do with JRE and JDK?

Eduardo Romero k3nsai at gmail.com
Fri Oct 31 21:15:06 EDT 2008

On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 20:44 -0400, Paul Mattal wrote:
> > Why on earth didn't we make a provides for this a while ago? I thought
> > we had done that.
> >
> > I feel like openjdk should provide 'jdk' at the least, no?

Yep, it does proved jdk and jre as Paul explaings, but in the case of
new installs, eclipse asks for jdk as a dependency, so the user with a
new install with no java packages installed will get a dependency on jdk
and not openjdk6.

> I'm fairly sure we do. It's called "java-environment". The runtime is  
> "java-runtime".
> So openjdk provides "java-environment" which it already does.
> Eclipse for a long time required actual Sun jre to be built and was  
> tested with that. Now that it's being tested with openjdk6, it seems  
> like the reasonable time to make the switch to the new dependency. So  
> I'm planning to do that this weekend.
> - P

Thanks Paul, I'm just waiting on this to amek the move.

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