In case you are interested, I've prepared a Weka 3.7.5 package (i.e.
current development version) at
The move from 3.6 to 3.7 required some changes to the build process,
as it was relying on a precompiled .jar for the package manager (which
doesn't seem to work for me; also not with the official build). I
managed to work around it by compiling it (from the .jar in .jar
sources) in a first step, then compiling the main part of Weka.
Anyway, in case you are updating the package to the development
series, feel free to have a look at how I prepared it. On the other
hand, of course, this may also change upstream in the meantime.
Weka 3.7.5 exposes debian bug #664515 in java-wrappers, which sets the
classpath to ":weka.jar". This classpath is interpreted as
".:weka.jar", causing Weka to scan the file system starting in the
current folder (or when launched from the .desktop file, in the users
home folder). When there is an infinite loop - e.g. in the .wine
folder - this will prevent Weka from starting.
This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team
debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.