On Wed, Nov 01, 2017 at 09:23:32PM +0100, Markus Koschany wrote: > Am 01.11.2017 um 20:47 schrieb Jeremy Bicha: > > On Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 6:24 PM, Emmanuel Bourg <ebo...@apache.org> wrote: > >> Le 20/10/2017 à 23:52, Jeremy Bicha a écrit : > >> > >>> Never mind. I tried doing the dak queries and I eventually got more > >>> than 500 reverse-depends before I gave up. (Attached) > >> > >> Funny, I never realized that src:eclipse was basically holding most of > >> the Java packages. Maybe this package deserves some of my attention > >> after all ;) > > > > Adrian Bunk suggests removing bnd's Build-Depends on eclipse-jdt and > > eclipse-rcp. He thinks that might significantly decrease the number of > > affected packages. > > It appears the package can be built without eclipse-jdt and eclipse-rcp. > Works with cowbuilder at least. We probably exclude the eclipse classes > in debian/bootstrap.xml anyway. I'm not exactly sure how the BND Eclipse > plugin is supposed to work because I see we also symlink various jars > into Eclipse specific directories in debian/rules. > > I believe it would be possible to drop the build-dependencies on > eclipse-jdt and eclipse-rcp. We would lose the BND Eclipse plugin but > the rest should still continue to work.
Which Eclipse plugin would we lose? Before suggesting to drop the build dependency I did of course try it with debdiff between the built packages (no difference), and read the comment in README.md about the previous Eclipse-specific plugin no longer available upstream (which is why I started thinking the build dependency might just be a leftover). > Markus cu Adrian -- "Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days. "Only a promise," Lao Er said. Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed __ This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-java-maintainers>. Please use debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.