[arch-general] Package guidelines for apps requiring a specific Java version

Guillaume ALAUX guillaume at archlinux.org
Sun Oct 12 20:16:49 UTC 2014

On 5 October 2014 02:09, Maxwell Anselm <silverhammermba at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What is the name/URL of this app?
> It's the GURPS character sheet: http://gurpscharactersheet.com/
> I have a github repo for my WIP AUR package:
> https://github.com/silverhammermba/gcs
> > If building on a box where multiple JVM can be installed: build
> > scripts for Java apps usually provide a "--with-jdk=<PATH>" or
> > "--java-home=<PATH>" (or similar) to force the JVM to use to build. If
> > true for the app you are trying to build then you could use path
> > "/usr/lib/jvm/java-8-openjdk/"
> Yeah, my primary concern here is multi-JVM boxes. If only Java 8 is
> installed, there's no issue. The build system is Apache Ant, and I can
> change the JVM it uses by setting JAVA_HOME for makepkg, but even then I
> can't assume that Java 8 is java-8-openjdk. For example jre from the AUR
> also provides java-runtime=8.
> I feel like the archlinux-java script should be able to get/set the default
> Java **per version**. That would make it much easier to handle all this.


Sorry for the late answer, your mail got lost on my webmail and latest
OpenJDK package work.

I opened this task to keep track of it:


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