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Re: Moving Freemarker back to main, and the servlet-api

On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 10:20:25PM +0100, Paul Cager wrote:
> Paul Cager wrote:
>> So I propose we create a new package, libservlet2.5-java, using the  
>> Tomcat 6 source code (I realise Tomcat 6 isn't in Debian yet).
> What should we do about the servlet-api.jar symlink? Currently  
> /usr/share/java looks like:
>     servlet-2.3.jar
>     servlet-api-2.4.jar
>     servlet-api.jar -> servlet-api-2.4.jar
> We want libservlet2.5-java to be able to co-exist with 2.4 and 2.3 (and  
> so I can't conflict&replace 2.4), which means I can't provide a  
> servlet-api.jar symlink (without a lot of hassle). I think this could be  
> a Good Thing as applications would link to specific versions of the API.
> Any comments?

I vote for using servlet-api-2.5.jar using now. Then when its in the
archive we can play with changing the servlet-api.jar link to
servlet-api-2.5.jar. When that gives us no problems we can still change
the link to 2.5.


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