Bug#588114: maven-debian-helper: maven:DocDepends puts in Depends -doc packages which don't exist

Ludovic Claude ludovic.claude at laposte.net
Mon Jul 5 19:31:29 UTC 2010

Hello Gabriele,

That's an interesting issue, but not so easy to fix neatly.

The first thing you can do: don't use ${maven:DocDepends}, specify 
yourself the list of doc packages to include.

Going forward, there are several solutions but they all look like it can 
take some time to implement them:
- add a property in the pom like debian.package which indicates the name 
of the documentation package if it exists. This would force a change in 
all packages already deploying artifacts in the Debian Maven repository
- use dpkg or apt-file to locate the documentation package associated 
with the dependent package
- any other idea or advise?


Le 05/07/2010 01:14, Gabriele Giacone a écrit :
> Package: maven-debian-helper
> Version: 1.0
> Severity: normal
> ${maven:DocDepends} is replaced with -doc packages even if they don't exist so -doc package will depend on non-existent packages like libmaven-shared-io-java-doc, libxstream-java-doc.
> Possibility to ignore them?
> Don't include them if they don't exist?
> Thanks.
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: squeeze/sid
>    APT prefers testing
>    APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
> Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/3 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Versions of packages maven-debian-helper depends on:
> ii  default-jdk                   1.6-36     Standard Java or Java compatible D
> ii  libmaven-clean-plugin-java    2.3-3      Maven clean plugin
> ii  libmaven-compiler-plugin-java 2.0.2-4    Maven compiler plugin
> ii  libmaven-jar-plugin-java      2.2-4      Maven Jar plugin
> ii  libmaven-resources-plugin-jav 2.3-5      Maven resources plugin
> ii  libmaven-site-plugin-java     2.1-1      Maven Site Plugin for generating a
> ii  libplexus-velocity-java       1.1.7-3    Plexus component interface to velo
> ii  libsurefire-java              2.4.3-3    Surefire test framework for Java
> ii  maven-repo-helper             1.1        Helper tools for including Maven m
> ii  maven2                        2.2.1-5    Java software project management a
> ii  velocity                      1.6.2-4    Java-based template engine for web
> Versions of packages maven-debian-helper recommends:
> ii  apt-file                      2.4.0      search for files within Debian pac
> Versions of packages maven-debian-helper suggests:
> ii  libmaven-javadoc-plugin-java  2.6.1-1    Maven Javadoc Plugin
> -- no debconf information
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