Subject: Re: package containing a jar
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Roland Illig <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/30/2004 02:31:22
Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Hi,
> Do we have any specific location into which to install applications that
> consist entirely of a jar?  I built a package for Apple's RAID Admin
> tool, which is available as a java application.  The package is at
> I install the jar into ${PREFIX}/java/jars and create a shell-script
> wrapper to put into ${PREFIX}/bin.  Does that seem reasonable?

For wip/igowin (a Win32 Go playing program) I had taken the approach to 
install everything into ${PREFIX}/share/${PKGNAME}. I just don't see why 
java applications should all go into a directory ${PREFIX}/java/jar, as 
that is what the name ${PREFIX}/java/jar suggests.