[arch-general] java: cannot execute - too many levels of symbolic links

Guillaume ALAUX guillaume at archlinux.org
Wed Sep 10 06:25:16 EDT 2014

On 9 September 2014 12:25, lolilolicon <lolilolicon at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 9, 2014 at 4:27 PM, Guillaume ALAUX <guillaume at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Guillaume here (packager of that "piece of crap" java-common).
> Yes it is pretty crappy.
>>> symlinks created by the jre* packages at install time, without any
>>> package tracking them.
>> Yes, that is the point of script archlinux-java [3].
> It's crappy mainly because of the whole bunch of symlinks being *untracked*.
>> Also, this has been publicly discussed back in May [5]
>> where very few people cared to give feedback.
> Sorry I don't follow every discussion on the mailing list... I would
> never have joined one about java, really; it just so happens this one is
> so *wrong*...
> To be sure, I do appreciate your effort, Guillaume. No one likes to deal
> with this java crap. I don't have strong objections against your general
> approach, only this particular packaging practice. Let's improve it.

> To be sure, I do appreciate your effort
The vocabulary you use to describe this package prevents you from
stating that you "appreciate" my effort. Please, read again this
thread and reconsider your language. I am open to criticism if it is
done in a polite way.

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