Subject: Java 1.5 packages
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
Date: 01/16/2005 00:41:56
some question WRT the sun-jre15 and sun-jdk15 packages:
- The numbering scheme is different to the packages for Java 1.4.
For example, JRE 1.4.2_06 is sun-jre14-2.6 while JRE 1.5.0_01 is
sun-jre15-5.0.1 (note the dubbed 5). The one used for 1.4 seems
more reasonable, because it shows all components just once.
We might "fix" 1.5.x by "downgrading" it to sun-jre15-0.1. But
this doesn't sound like a good idea...
- Why do these packages use OWN_DIRS to create directories in
PREFIX? I see no point in this, given that even the created
.pkgsrc files are registered in the PLIST. I'll try to remove
this and commit the results if no-one has a good reason for them
to stay. (The same goes to the 14 and 13 packages.)
- I don't know what the optional JCE support in sun-jre15 is, but
couldn't this be splitted as an individual package (say sun-jce15)?
It seems that all the option does is to add some more files to the
package; if so, this is a perfect candidate to be splitted.
(Not to say that the way used by the package to adjust the PLIST is
Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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