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Re: Java packages, guidelines, ...



On Tuesday 18 March 2008, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le lundi 17 mars 2008 à 22:12 -0400, Jesse Keating a écrit :
> > On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 02:08 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > > What guideline is this package failing?
> > > http://konrad.sobertillnoon.com/fedora/joni.spec
> >
> > Just from looking at it, why do you need both the version and the
> > versionless .jar files?
>
> This is documented in the jpackage-utils package we've been shipping for
> years, and this documentation is already referenced in the "incomplete"
> java guidelines.

Could you cite the part of the documentation that provides rationale for this?

I have never grokked it, the docs just say "you shall do this" but don't give 
a reason at least in the form I would understand.  IMNSHO the versioning 
should be dropped and only the unversioned jars installed.


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