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Re: [Webmin-maintainers] Bug#304208: usermin-contrib: FTBFS: FileManager.java:6: package netscape.javascript does not exist

On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 09:03:21AM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 10:52:49AM -0400, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:
> > On Tue, 12 Apr 2005, Andreas Jochens wrote:
> > > 'j2sdk1.4' is virtual package which is provided by 'sun-j2sdk1.4',
> > > 'blackdown-j2sdk1.4' and 'ibm-j2sdk1.4' all of which can be created
> > > with the help of 'make-jpkg' from 'java-package'. So the Build-Depends
> > > seem to allow the use of 'sun-j2sdk1.4'.
> > Hmm...
> > $ apt-cache search j2sdk
> > j2re1.4 - Blackdown Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition
> > j2sdk1.4 - Blackdown Java(TM) 2 SDK, Standard Edition
> > (This is on an uptodate sid box.)
> You forgot to do 'apt-cache policy j2sdk1.4', which shows that this package
> didn't come from sid.  There are now j2sdk1.4 binary packages distributed by
> Debian, for license reasons; while grabbing the blackdown packages of this
> name is one option, java-package offers another, very real option, and
> should perhaps take precedence (or at least be acknowledged) in buildds
> given that it's the option for which the *packaging* is made available by
> Debian.
> OTOH, I'm not sure how strict we really want to try to be for
> build-dependencies of contrib packages.

Best would be to use a free replacement like kaffe, which we can change and
bug fix if we need to.

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