F21 System Wide Change: Headless Java

puntogil at libero.it puntogil at libero.it
Fri Nov 15 14:16:50 UTC 2013

Il 15/11/2013 14:22, Stanislav Ochotnicky ha scritto:
> Quoting Ville Skyttä (2013-11-15 14:11:37)
>> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:09 PM, Stanislav Ochotnicky
>> <sochotnicky at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> Quoting Jaroslav Reznik (2013-11-15 12:28:11)
>>>> * (optional) Mass-change spec files that have "Requires: java" to "Requires:
>>>> java-headless"
>>>> Other developers:
>>>> * Modify spec files to have "Requires: java-headless" instead of "Requires:
>>>> java"
>>>> * (note) JavaSIG has several proven packages that could assist with this
>>>> change
>>>> Release engineering:
>>>> * mass rebuild is not necessary but it would simplify things
>>> I would like to point out that all of the above could be simply automated.
>> If you do that, please make sure to not touch packages that have
>> already been converted -- properly finding out what's already done
>> will probably require using repoquery, for example due to possible
>> conditionals in specfiles that make them backwards compatible, e.g.
>> http://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/cgit/jing-trang.git/commit/?id=6d46e64fe0f365a947c7095adaf65e8cc2c90d5b
> Ugh. Why did you have to do that? That commit changed nothing because all the
> dependencies still have "Requires: java". Technically speaking you also made a
> change which is against packaging guidelines[1], but that's not really an issue
> in this case
> Unnecessary complications...
> [1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Java#BuildRequires_and_Requires

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