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Bug#639910: Packaging sbt

as Medhi suggested to me, I'm forwarding my questions here to debian Java
packaging team.
(Medhi answered in the bug : https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=639910#89 )
Any tip will be appreciated.


> Hi,
> I'd be interested in packaging sbt in debian, and I saw the debian bug #639910 [1]
> and this simple-build-tool@googlegroups.com thread [2] .
> I guess there's not much progress, but I'm asking in case someone is active on
> that.
> Here is a summary of what I understood so far :
> a) to build sbt, you need sbt
> b) sbt [may] downloads components online when being used
> c) sbt upstream does not provide nor will support alternate build process (make,
>   ant, whatever)
> d) it seems difficult to provide a standalone tarball of a given version of sbt
>   (David M. Lee)
> Is each point [still] correct ?
> I saw the proposition of Mehdi to ask the sbt upstream to propose a source
> tarball of sbt and include a standalone version of sbt, but I didn't see any
> answer (except if d) was one)
> Also I wanted to ask Mehdi, if there wasn't another way by putting sbt in
> nonfree. Or maybe have a sbt-bootstrap in nonfree, and a sbt in main that would
> be built from nonfree. Though, for sbt-bootstrap, we would need a self contained
> sbt (no internet download), right ?
> Any help will be welcome,
> Thanks and sorry for unburying such a hateful topic :)
> F.
> 1: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=639910
> 2: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/simple-build-tool/bFaUvjn_j60

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