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Re: [jdamour@nycap.rr.com: Re: Please help sorting out which sid updates need to make sarge]

On Sun, 2004-08-15 at 17:31, Jeroen van Wolffelaar wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 05:26:21PM -0400, James Damour wrote:
> > It was my understanding from the Debian Java policy
> > (http://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/java-policy/x73.html) that
> > by depending upon the java2-runtime (which is *not* supplied by gcj
> > 3.3), the filler package is correctly identifying a dependency that
> > wasn't satisfied on the system of the user in bug 255831.  The fact that
> > there is *NO* package in Debian (main or contrib) that satisfies the
> > dependency is what causes the FTBFS bug.  On the other hand, once the
> > Free Java hackers catch up, filler should run without modification.
> filler is in contrib, see
> http://www.nl.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-archive.html#s-contrib
> packages in contrib are allowed to FTBFS due to missing dependencies in
> Debian. You may close any FTBFS bugs on filler caused by missing java2
> packages in Debian referring to the debian policy, it is acceptable
> for contrib to FTBFS due to missing dependencies.

OK, good to know.
> Your package doesn't propagate to testing at the moment due to missing
> depends, but this issue is currently being worked on by Andreas Barth.
I didn't know that.  Should I try to contact Andreas and offer to help?

> --Jeroen
James Damour (Suvarov454) <suvarov454@users.sourceforge.net>

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