[Build-common-hackers] Bug#547391: cdbs: removal of kaffe

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Sat Sep 19 10:24:46 UTC 2009

Package: cdbs
Version: 0.4.61
Severity: important


We are considering to remove kaffe from the repositories, since upstream is dead, it lacks 
active maintaince from our side and we have free alternatives. 

preferably you should switch to one of the following packages:
 * default-jdk
 * default-jre
 * default-jre-headless

You should use default-jdk if you need to compile java-files into class-files (or/and copy
said files into a jar-file). Usually this is only used as a build-depend(-indep).

default-jre and default-jre-headless should be used when you need to run java programs (with
and without X11 support respectively).


 * http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-java@lists.debian.org/msg13454.html
 * http://bugs.debian.org/529872

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages cdbs depends on:
ii  debhelper                     7.3.12     helper programs for debian/rules

Versions of packages cdbs recommends:
ii  autotools-dev                 20090611.1 Update infrastructure for config.{

Versions of packages cdbs suggests:
ii  devscripts                    2.10.55    scripts to make the life of a Debi
ii  doc-base                      0.9.3      utilities to manage online documen

-- no debconf information

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