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Re: Backporting antlr4

Hi Emmanuel,

uhmmm, this sounds pretty complex to me if there are even chances to
break something.  May be I finally need to provide users with a testing
chroot or so to use the programm (Beast2, to be finalised). :-(

Thanks for the hints anyway


On Wed, Dec 02, 2015 at 01:13:49PM +0100, Emmanuel Bourg wrote:
> Le 2/12/2015 12:46, Andreas Tille a écrit :
> > I would need libantlr4-runtime-java to backport a Debian Med package to
> > Jessie and thus I'm interested in backporting antlr4.  Is there anybody
> > who might have this on the todo list or should I give it a try?
> Hi Andreas,
> Backporting antlr4 implies backporting antlr 3.5.2 and stringtemplate 4
> as well. The tricky part is the circular dependency between
> stringtemplate 4 and antlr 3.5.2.
> If you are going to backport antlr 3.5.2 the easiest solution would be
> to cheat a bit and build it in an environment where
> libstringtemplate4-java is already is installed. Once you have antlr
> 3.5.2 for Jessie you can rebuild stringtemplate4.
> Also note that antlr 3.5.2 will break jython in Jessie (it has to be
> switched to antlr3.2 to preserve the compatibility).
> Emmanuel Bourg


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