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From "William L. Thomson Jr." <>
Subject Re: Inlining dependencies
Date Tue, 31 Jul 2007 23:11:42 GMT
On Tue, 2007-07-31 at 14:59 -0400, Yoav Shapira wrote:
> > It's all done in Ant tasks: look for how
> the Tomcat build handles Jakarta Commons DBCP for example.

I absolutely despise how that is built. It makes building that jar a
complete NIGHTMARE. Presently we do not offer than jar on Gentoo and I
have no plans to. Or worse potential ways to.

Because I will have to hack around our packaging system to even make an
attempt. Hard coding versions of a libraries sources within another
package, and not as a package dependency. But as additional sources for
Tomcat :(. Despite a newer version of those libraries already existing
on the system. Which also means they have downloaded a copy of that
packages sources, but might not have installed the sources.

It is the oldest bug wrt to Tomcat on Gentoo :(

It came up in the past here, where others also disliked the process of
how it was built. But so far has fallen on deaf ears. I have not had the
time or chance to address the issue and provide you all with a code work

>   We don't
> trim them down AFAIK, nor do we have to do any porting because we
> re-grab the library (ideally from a known stable version) with every
> release.

I see there are some slight modifications. Other than the re-branding
and re-packaging. Which at the end of the day I really fail to see the
benefit to this approach. Verses just shipping collections, pool, and

Not to mention many drivers have their own factories. But recently as a
user discovered. This is not a valid work around for Global resources.
As that is hard coded no matter what is configured in server.xml to use

William L. Thomson Jr.

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