Re: building java packages
On Tue, Dec 26, 2000 at 08:51:08PM +0000, John Leuner wrote:
> > java-compiler
> > (currently:
> > jdk1.1-dev 1.1.8v1-3
> > ibm-jdk1.1-installer 1.1.8-3
> > jikes 1.10-6
> > java-compiler-dummy 0.2
> > guavac 1.2-2
> > gcj 1:2.95.2-20)
> assuming jdk1.1-dev is the ibm jdk:
> a) are we allowed to distribute this?
> b) it's not free
No, jdk1.1-dev is the blackdown JDK. ibm-jdk1.1-installer is an installer
package for the IBM JDK.
> If I choose to use jikes, I need some class libraries installed. I'm
> thinking of packaging classpath-0.01.
Check the list archives first; I believe there has already been discussion
> > > 3. similarly, what do I depend on for a 'jar' tool? I'm thinking that
> > > fastjar may be best?
> > I don't think there is a virtual package for this; the JDKs tend to supply jar.
> > Since you'll need a VM installed anyway, you can just depend on that, and if
> > another jar is installed (via alternatives), it will be used automatically.
> but will it work? I don't want to depend on a non-free jdk when there is a
> free tool which will work.
AFAIK, jars are ZIP files, and can be manipulated using the info-zip tools in
the (free) zip and unzip packages.