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FS#13125 - [java-gcj-compat] Incorrect provisions

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Xavier (shining) - Thursday, 05 February 2009, 13:12 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Thursday, 05 March 2009, 18:02 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan de Groot (JGC)
Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version None
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


There are many claims that gcj does not work correctly with many apps requiring either java-environment or java-runtime.
These two provisions should then be dropped from java-gcj-compat as they make java packaging difficult and not practical.

Here are a list of possibilities :

1) drop java-gcj-compat completely
It was good to have it when it was the only free java environment, but we now have openjdk6
also see

2) only drop the two provisions
it is apparently not compatible.

3) use versioned provisions
(this is my proposal, but it is complex and I don't like it)
This task depends upon

Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Thursday, 05 March 2009, 18:02 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  includes now versioned provisions