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Re: The evils of /usr/share/java/repository

Ben Burton wrote:

Currently the java libraries I package are in the form of:

/usr/share/java/foo.jar -> foo-version.jar

This is the most sensible choice - it works well for /lib, /usr/lib
so it should would well for jars.

The other problem with just having a repository directory is that
java's versioning mechanism is at the jar level.  You can't ask
a class file for it's version, so I can see repositories becoming
a nightmare mixture of new, aging and old classfiles.  Old classes
may never get deleted from it?!?!? (OK if everything is a deb....).


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