Re: About java virtual dependencies and provides and the Java Policy
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 11:25:02AM +0200, Benjamin Mesing wrote:
> 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.