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Re: About java virtual dependencies and provides and the Java Policy

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 11:25:02AM +0200, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> Hello
> On Sun, 2008-05-11 at 13:27 +0200, Eric Lavarde wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > browsing through the repositories to check some Java stuff, I find quite 
> > some confusion around virtual packages:
> I would also like to have this spelled out somewhere. Though policy's
> requirement, for virtual packages to appear in the list of virtual
> packages, is only a SHOULD, it would be good to have this in place.
>         3.6 Virtual Packages
>         [...]
>         All packages should use virtual package names where appropriate,
>         and arrange to create new ones if necessary. They should not use
>         virtual package names (except privately, amongst a cooperating
>         group of packages) unless they have been agreed upon and appear
>         in the list of virtual package names. (See also Virtual packages
>         - Provides, Section 7.4)
>         [...]
> Like Eric, I am not sure what to depend on (right now I am
> build-depending on "default-jdk-builddep" which I found somewhere in the
> archive, and which is not really correct, since I require a java 5
> compatible SDK.

Debian supports only Java 5+ compatible runtimes in unstable.


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