Bug#395400: please Provides: jar for the sdk packages
marcus at better.se
Tue Oct 31 15:41:09 UTC 2006
Users don't usually build the package themselves, do they? And if they do,
they are supposed to install the required build environment. In this case the
required dependency (fastjar) is really small too.
Virtual packages in build-deps are evil. Since the different jar
implementations are not guaranteed to be equivalent, now or in the future,
the outcome of the build will depend on the build environment. This means
that the package is likely to FTBFS or produce interesting random bugs at
some point. That is exactly why the Java policy explicitly states that a
specific JDK must be used during build.
By the way, what package are you working on?
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