[aur-general] Java SDK/Runtime dependencies

Leslie P. Polzer sky at viridian-project.de
Thu Feb 5 05:57:34 EST 2009

Hello everyone,

Rorschach has asked me to bring the discussion at


to this mailing list.

Please help us find a consensus.

My answer to his last question is:

Let them install openjdk6 to provide the j2sdk dependency.

It's not the Arch philosophy to cut on freedom of choice.

By forcing a user to use either a free or proprietary alternative
of a PROVIDES we ignore the purpose of this clause (i.e.
providing freedom of choice).

Moreover I don't really see what's controversial here.

I'm a free software supporter myself, but I don't like
forcing people to use it.

provides=j2sdk is the way that will hurt no party.



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