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

doorknob60 doorknob60 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 00:35:08 EST 2009

Here's how I installed my chroot, it works very well (I don't even use any
lib32 or bin32 packages anymore, just this):

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 9:29 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 7:24 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?
> In this case, make it depends on jre.  You could put a note in the
> PKGBUILD to explain this dependency.  And, when either openjdk or
> jgnash  release new versions, you could test to see if they work fine
> together so you could switch back the depends to java-runtime.
> 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...
> >
> you could setup a i686 chroot on your x86_64 system.  I believe
> there's info in the wiki.
> Eric
> > --
> > Aaron "ElasticDog" Schaefer
> >

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