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Re: Restoring collections15 t

That approach works for me. Thanks for the advice!

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015, 01:57 Giovanni Mascellani <gio@debian.org> wrote:

Il 02/02/2015 10:31, Michael Crusoe ha scritto:
>     I am packaging the Trinity RNASeq assembler[0] for Debian and it
>     (sadly) does use this old library. Can you restore
>     libcollections15-java to the archive?

Having a quick look at it, it seems to me that RNASeq uses collections
just through the Jung library (just as geogebra does), which is not in
Debian as well (and has a many-years-old RFP bug, #368931). Do you
intend to package it? Take also into account that, apparently, RNASeq
only uses very small parts of jung, and that jung appears to be dead
since early 2010.

Personally, I would suggest to do as I did with geogebra: put an
embedded copy of the jung classes you need in your package, document
this in d/README.source and patch them in order to use the new
collections library (you can probably take a lot from Emmanuel's patch
on geogebra).

I also read in d/README.source from geogebra (that I wrote a long time
ago) that there are parts of jung that are not free, so jung as a whole
could not be packaged (I do not remember how extensively the non-free
part are and what was the actual problem). Fortunately geogebra does not
need the non-free parts, so I could embed just the classes that were needed.


Regards, Giovanni.
Giovanni Mascellani <giovanni.mascellani@sns.it>
PhD Student - Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy


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