Can't install j2re1.4 packages built by make-jpkg in Hardy due to conflict with xulrunner-1.9
Binary package hint: java-package
Bug 241238 led to the addition of "Conflicts: j2re1.4" to Ubuntu's xulrunner-1.9 package. This means that j2re1.4 packages built by make-jpkg can't be installed in Ubuntu Hardy (well they can, but not without major ramifications). I discussed this with Alexander Sack on IRC:
06:51 < asac> bimberi: we could bump the version of the make-jpkg produced packages by adding an epoch
06:51 < asac> and then open it up again for version higher than that
06:52 < asac> bimberi: the conflict was was to preven tinstallation of the j2re thing in the archive
06:52 < asac> the fact that make-jpkg is just an unfortunate side-effect
06:55 < bimberi> asac: Right. Well, as you requested, I'll have a go at it. I guess the idea is to patch make-jpkg so that it doesn't make packages called
06:57 < asac> bimberi: well. that would one approach
06:57 < asac> bimberi: the other ... most likely more sensible approach is to bump the version used in the package
06:57 < asac> bimberi: http://
06:57 < asac> thats how changelog is currently created in j2se.sh
06:58 < asac> that needs to be fixes so the version in brackets reads: "(1:$j2se_version)"
06:58 < asac> and make the conflict of xulrunner-1.9 << 1:
06:59 < asac> makes sense?
07:00 < bimberi> Indeed it does. That's sortof what I meant :) . I can have a go at that
07:00 < asac> bimberi: yes, fix the java-package and provide a patch
07:01 < asac> i can then take care of xulrunner conflict
07:01 < asac> (java-package is the source that provides make-jpkg)
07:04 < bimberi> Righto.
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