On 08/25/2010 03:31 PM, Robert Spiteri wrote:
>>why install eclipse? is the version in squeeze not suitable?
yes! one version back from latest upstream, but yes, it's there:
you don't need the hook if you don't use sun java. and installing eclipse will install openjdk because that is one of its dependencies. so just add eclipse to your packages list and you should be fine.
you can just email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest in testing and asking for the status of the packaging effort. that will get to the maintainer who is working on it.
>> It would be much easier for you if you could totally eliminate the need for the interactive step. and you may already be closer to accomplishing that than you think.
as i said, you don't need the hook for java if you use openjdk6. and as for nxjc, so long as the maintainer has a .deb for you to try, you just need to put it in config/chroot_local-packages/ ... no hooks needed.
worst case scenario, you will need to do something else for nxjc because the package isn't ready yet, but let's cross that bridge when we get to it (i thought most java software was shipped in .zip archives that you could just unzip and point CLASSPATH at; is this no longer the case? *must* you always use gui installers?)