José Luis Tallón <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi all Hi! > Regarding my recently packaged "webCDwriter" [ > http://wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/jhaeger/webCDwriter/ ], i have found > *the* problem: It needs AWT to be compiled.... This has not been a > problem before, since upstream includes an already compiled and signed > applet in JAR format... yet The best practise is to build a package from sources. > Now i have mostly solved every bug found during my own testing phase > and repackaged it almost completely ( again! ) -- splitting it into 4 > subpackages from the previous 2-- i must solve the problem that in > won't compile in Debian ( Unless i make the webcdcreator a binary-only > package -- sources to the applet are available in the source package > nonetheless ) What are the errors? (You can maybe move this discussion on debian-java) > I tried with gcj-3.2 + libpja-java , to no avail > Eclipse packages are currently br0ken in unstable classpath has some java.awt classes and there is a jikes-classpath package. > The program was designed for jdk-1.4 So, why not compile it with j2sdk-1.4 (there is a Debian package from Blackdown) and put your package in contrib? > Any suggestions as to how to make it compile? > > Shall i just forget about it and let it be just an > architecture-independent binary-only package ( this implies including > the upstream-precompiled JAR within the source package ) ? This is a solution but I think if you can not build it in Debian, there are few chances to get it run in Debian! :-( > After reading the license at Sun's JDK download pages, i fully understand > there is *no way* in which this license can be made compatible with DFSG > and hence be packaged. Any alternatives? http://classpath.org  The package is in Debian and there are some wrapper for VM and compilers. Best regards, Footnotes:  http://blackdown.org/java-linux/mirrors.html  http://www.gnu.org/software/classpath/  see 'apt-cache search classpath' -- Arnaud Vandyck, STE fi, ULg Formateur Cellule Programmation.
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