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FS#31595 - [icedtea-web][icedtea-web-java7] add provides java-web-start=6/7

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andrzej Giniewicz (Giniu) - Tuesday, 18 September 2012, 06:45 GMT
Last edited by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 15:59 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Guillaume ALAUX (galaux)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


I know about at least one AUR package that depends on Java Web Start ( ) - even that this app is installed, it refuses to work without javaws available - I'm not sure what it is used for and had no time to look for it, but I checked that it's indeed needed, maybe to check for updates or something like this.

Currently there is no way to add java webstart to dependencies and at the same time support different versions of java. It made maintainer of mentioned package to check for java webstart at runtime and just exit with message "install ..." where ... is replaced with correct webstart implementation.

If following how we provide java-runtime and java-environment we added java-web-start=6 to icedtea-web and java-web-start=7 to icedtea-web-java7, this problem would be possible to solve during installation stage.
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Closed by  Andreas Radke (AndyRTR)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012, 15:59 GMT
Reason for closing:  Implemented
Additional comments about closing:  add to trunk for future updates