[aur-general] Java Dependency and Cross-Compilation Questions

Smartboy smartboyathome at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 00:07:45 EST 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 4:24 PM, Aaron Schaefer <aaron at elasticdog.com> wrote:

> So, my new machine is up and running (and I figured out my previous
> packaging issues!)...so I'm updating my jGnash package
> (http://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/i686/jgnash/) to the
> latest release and there is also currently a bug report on the package
> (http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/16665). The bug report correctly
> states that jGnash will not run with openjdk6 (jre works just fine),
> so what is the current policy for handling that fact?
> I know that no other packages depend on jre directly, and the prefered
> method is now java-runtime, but doesn't that mean that openjdk6 users
> will just have this software silently fail? Also, if you're building
> an i386 package on an x86_64 machine, is there an easy way to test the
> software to make sure that it's actually working on i386? Thanks in
> advance...
> --
> Aaron "ElasticDog" Schaefer

I don't know if it is still true (I haven't tested with the latest release,
but I'm pretty sure it is still a problem), but Aptana also has problems
with OpenJDK6. It installs just fine with it, but running it is a whole
different story, and bugs pop out everywhere when using OpenJDK6. Would it
be appropriate to make it depend on JRE instead?


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