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

Eric Bélanger snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 02:01:36 EST 2009

On Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 1:21 AM, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
> Am Fri, 6 Nov 2009 00:29:49 -0500
> schrieb Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com>:
>> > 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.
> It would be better to set the dependency to java-runtime instead of
> jre so that openjdk6 users can install and test jgnash. If jgnash
> really fails to run with openjdk6 - I hadn't had any problems with
> openjdk6, yet - then a bug report should be filed to upstream of
> openjdk6 and/or jgnash.
> I don't think it's the matter of downstream to restrict the dependency
> and to force the user using jre instead of openjdk6.
> So, please, change the dependency to java-runtime.
> Heiko

Yes, these problems should be reported upstream to openjdk6 and/or jgnash.

If you change the depends to java-runtime, it might be a good idea to
display a warning via a post-upgrade message that there might be
problems with openjdk6.  So that users won't open bug reports about

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