[fedora-java] Upcoming jline change in rawhide.

Severin Gehwolf sgehwolf at redhat.com
Thu Oct 24 13:37:13 UTC 2013


Currently jline2 (v 2.10) is the newest packaged version in Fedora. Note
that there is another jline version packaged in Fedora, namely 1.x.
However, jline2 is packaged as a compatibility package which is wrong.
That's what's going to change. We are going to make jline what is jline2
now and move what is jline now to a new jline1 package. jline2 then gets
retired with jline as its successor.

For more information on compat packages please see Mikolaj's email this
subject here:

I've filed bugs against all packages which have jline as a dependency
(R/BR). Those packages might fail to build from source once jline is
what jline2 currently is. All of those bugs are blocking the main
tracker bug:

What do you have to do?

Please make sure that your package builds using jline 2.x. If that's not
the case we strongly advise to patch your package to work with newest
jline. It would be best to propose such patches upstream for inclusion.

If you really must, you may use the new jline1 compatibility package in
rawhide. Please note that jline1 may get retired in a newer Fedora
version however. That is why you should not change your BR/R to jline1
lightly. You have been warned :)

Thanks for your help!


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