I've been trying to build a Wheezy backport of Jenkins, and I almost
succeeded, until it went down to build Jenkins itself.
Jenkins Build-Depends: on libjenkins-plugin-parent-java, but this package
is in fact one of the binaries made by the jenkins source package.
The same way, jenkins-instance-identity and jenkins-ssh-cli-auth both
build-depends on libjenkins-plugin-parent-java, but jenkins build-depends
on jenkins-instance-identity and jenkins-ssh-cli-auth.
Because of the above, it is impossible to bootstrap Jenkins from scratch.
Thanks for maintaining this complicated software in Debian,
Thomas Goirand (zigo)
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