Subject: Re: devel/apache-ant problem
To: Antoine Reilles <Antoine.Reilles@loria.fr>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 12/14/2005 09:31:33
Antoine Reilles writes:
> > The problem is that there is no $PREFIX/bin/java installed by java,
> > and so the program fails.
> It should be provided by pkg_alternatives
Thank you. This is indeed the problem. Installing
pkgtools/pkg_alternatives solves it.
> I don't know what happens if you do not have pkg_alternatives installed
What happens is that there is no $PREFIX/bin/java and anything that
requires that fails.
> pkg_alternatives should be installed as soon as you install a package
> providing an alternative, and i counted on that for apache-ant.
As far as I can see, this is not the case. For example, installing
one of the java packages does not automatically install
pkgtools/pkg_alternatives. Consequently, downstream packages (e.g.,
This suggests that pkgtools/pkg_alternatives is an absolute
prerequisite for at least some packages to work correctly. I am not
sure what the best solution is, but it strikes me that this is an area
in need of improvement, not by addressing specific packages (like
apache-ant) but by providing a generic solution.