Subject: Re: java packages
To: Brook Milligan <>
From: Alistair Crooks <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/23/2001 21:50:15
On Tue, Oct 23, 2001 at 10:40:31AM -0600, Brook Milligan wrote:
>    > I am trying to construct a package for some software that is written
>    > in java (1.1 or 1.2).  Presumably, I need to include a dependency for
>    > one or more of the various java packages.  However, this is my first
>    > experience with java so I'm not sure exactly which package(s) to
>    > install and how to get java programs running.
>    Take a look at, around line 60. You'll see there's a
>    USE_JAVA definition, which should do the right thing for the platform
>    you're working on. You could also take a look at some of the other
>    Java packages we have in pkgsrc, like www/jakarta-tomcat, to see
>    how they've done things.
> Great.  But ...
> The java brought in by the USE_JAVA definition yields a system that
> will handle v1.1 java code, but not v1.2 code.  This gets me through
> part of the problem, but is there similar support for java 1.2?
> Thanks for the help.
> Cheers,
> Brook

No problems - my apologies that I didn't answer your question originally.

The pkgsrc/devel/javadeps uses 1.2 or later:

DEPENDS=        sun-jdk-[0-9]*:../../lang/sun-jdk13

which will install the jdk 1.3 if 1.2 or later is not already installed
on the system.

However, I fear I'm missing out on something, and not answering your
question very well - feel free to contact me off list...

Take care,