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From Bruno Mahé <bm...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Remove Java dependencies from packages?
Date Mon, 29 Aug 2011 22:05:16 GMT
On 08/29/2011 12:05 PM, Andrew Bayer wrote:
> So Roman opened https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BIGTOP-29, but we
> should probably have a discussion about this before we go ahead. Due to the
> special sort of hell that is Java packages on Linux, having an actual
> dependency (either build-time or install-time) on Java can be a giant pain.
> I'm running into this right now trying to get the Jenkins build working on a
> CentOS 6 box. Roman's proposing we just assume that a viable JDK/JRE is
> already installed and in the path. That's not perfect packaging, sure, but
> it's a hell of a lot simpler for us. What are people's thoughts?
>
> A.
>

As long as it makes my life easier with openJDK, I am fine.

It may also be a good idea to remove that dependency given all the
uncertainty around it:
http://sylvestre.ledru.info/blog/sylvestre/2011/08/26/sun_java6_packages_removed_from_debian_u



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