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).
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