Am 14.02.19 um 22:59 schrieb Thomas Finneid: [...] > Either this is what I had in mind originally or some detail is missing. > > Said another way, the rules script is in two parts. The first part is > used in experimental, to download external sbt tools to bootstrap the > build of the pre-version sbt in debian. Then upload the experimental > package to unstable. Which in part to of the script, it can be used to > build the actual sbt version. > > If so then that solves the chicken and egg problem, If not then the > rules script is doing something which is not explained or not "legal"? > > Also, then I can use jdk-8 to build the newest version of sbt, 1.2.8 and > then scala-2.12.8 > > Am I getting closer? Frederic did the bootstrap part wrong. Unfortunately nobody corrected him in time before he tried to use the prebuilt upstream binaries for bootstrapping sbt. Just ignore the current rules file. We have to come up with something better.
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