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Re: [help] brltty: Java behaves strangely on different archs?

Michael Koch <konqueror@gmx.de> writes:

> On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 12:57:47AM +0100, Mario Lang wrote:
>> Hi.
>> One of my packages (brltty) recently gained Java bindings for its API.
>> Now since I added the usage of gcj to brltty, I see that the java toolchain
>> seems to be quite out of sync on different archs in different ways.
>> At first everything worked here on amd64, but when I uploaded I saw
>> the i386 build failing[1], the builddeps were all there but the java bindings
>> are somehow not built and therefore dh_install fails.
>> Then I noticed in the same run that on arm, the build-deps couldn't be
>> satisfied[2].
>> Later on, the problem on i386 vanished magically[3] and it just autobuilds
>> fine there now.  But the same problem as I saw on i386 originally
>> now seems to persist at least on alpha[4].  arm still can't install
>> the build-deps.  This is about 2 months later since I first uploaded
>> the java-using version of brltty...  I was originally hoping
>> this would all just sort out by itself.  Now that I'd actually need
>> brltty to go to testing for other reasons, I am sort of lost.
>> This is a call for help.  If you have any idea or can shed a little
>> light on the whole issue, please let me know what I can do to fix this
>> and get brltty in testing.  I *know* I could remove the java support again,
>> but I'd like to make sure there is no other way before doing so.
>> [2] http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?&pkg=brltty&ver=3.8-6&arch=arm&stamp=1188732968&file=log
> GCJ is not really working on arm. You can just forget about this.

Thanks, I've disabled building java bindings on arm now.

>> [4] http://buildd.debian.org/fetch.cgi?&pkg=brltty&ver=3.9-2&arch=alpha&stamp=1195173383&file=log
> You should use /usr/lib/jvm/java-gcj as JAVA_HOME with
> java-gcj-compat(-dev) and not /usr. Never use /usr/bin/javac,
> /usr/bin/java, etc. when building packages. You never really know where
> this points to.

Thanks a lot for this one!  The problem on alpha is now gone.

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