Bug#592419: glassfish-javaee: Please provide a copy of jstl jar in /usr/share/java directory

James Page james.page at canonical.com
Thu May 26 10:24:31 UTC 2011

On 26 May 2011, at 10:06, Onkar Shinde <onkarshinde at ubuntu.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Damien Raude-Morvan
> <drazzib at drazzib.com> wrote:
>> Hi Tony,
>> On Wed, 25 May 2011 08:34:29 -0700, tony mancill <tmancill at debian.org>
>> wrote:
>>> It might be better that it's not named jstl.jar, as it doesn't seem to
>>> provide
>>> all of the classes that other JARs floating around with that name
>> provide.
>>> Specifically, I was hoping that wiring up Tomcat to this JAR would solve
>>> the
>>> issue with the tag plugin examples in tomcat6-examples and
>> tomcat7-examples
>>> (#606768).  But tomcat still needs something to provide the
>>> javax.servlet.jsp.jstl.* classes.
>> JFTR, I know two things named "JSTL" :
>> - javax.servlet.jsp.jstl.* (JavaServer Pages Standard Tag Library)
>>  - http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/jstl/jstl/1.1.2
>>  - Homepage: http://java.sun.com/products/jsp/jstl/
>> - org.apache.taglibs.standard.* (Apache Standard Taglib)
>>  - http://mvnrepository.com/artifact/taglibs/standard/1.0.6
>>  - Homepage: http://tomcat.apache.org/taglibs/index.html
> The link with title 'Apache Standard Taglib' on the second page
> actually leads to a download which contains both Apache Standard
> Taglib (standard.jar) and reference implementation of JSTL (jstl.jar)
> http://tomcat.apache.org/taglibs/standard/
> I have a half-done package of this taglib I mention lying on my
> machine. The package builds fine but I haven't completed the
> debian/copyright file. I will try to complete it over weekend and
> upload it on mentors.d.n for sponsorship. Worst case I will at least
> push everything to SVN/GIT so that someone else can continue.

I also did some packaging work on this as part of the work I have done on Jenkins

It's probably worth versioning the library in the same way that jsp and servlet are e.g libjstl1.1-java for the 1.1 spec.

My packaging work can be found here http://launchpad.net/~hudson-ubuntu under the code section.



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