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Bug 6873

Summary: java mail api
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Jacob Perkins <jap1>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Karl Trygve Kalleberg (RETIRED) <karltk>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 6886    
Bug Blocks:    
Attachments: javamail-1.3.ebuild

Description Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 00:31:55 UTC
Java Mail extension api
Comment 1 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 00:32:43 UTC
Created attachment 3289 [details]

javamail-1.3, installs demos by default with lots of doins lines. Is there a
better way to do this?
Comment 2 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 00:33:07 UTC
Created attachment 3290 [details]

ChangeLog for 1.3
Comment 3 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 00:33:47 UTC
Created attachment 3291 [details]

classpath file for javamail
Comment 4 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 09:55:27 UTC
Created attachment 3306 [details]

Changed so install env in /usr/share/javamail/package.env
Comment 5 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 09:56:13 UTC
Created attachment 3307 [details]

env file to be installed in /usr/share/javamail, this way user can choose
classpath with java-config
Comment 6 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 10:26:49 UTC
Created attachment 3310 [details]

updated for depend on jaf
Comment 7 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 10:27:18 UTC
Created attachment 3311 [details]

renamed env file
Comment 8 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-22 10:27:49 UTC
Depends on jaf in order to work
Comment 9 Karl Trygve Kalleberg (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-08-24 08:28:03 UTC
I only have bad experience with packaging stuff right off of Sun's web site.
They update their upstream packages without prior notice, rename stuff at whim,
relicense stuff under more restrictive licenses (ie, jaxp), and are generally
not nice to deal with.

Are there alternative implementations of this, or is it included in any of the
1.4 (ME, SE, EE) editions of Java ? If so, I'd rather we use that.

I'm slowly working on phasing out all stuff provided through Sun's web site,
finding workably alternatives instead. When we start marking packages as
"stable", none of the packages which download stuff from Sun will ever be marked
"stable", as we are not allowed to mirror the tarballs, and thus cannot ensure
that it will work for all our users 100% of the time.
Comment 10 Jacob Perkins 2002-08-24 10:13:45 UTC
I don't believe this or jaf is included in a 1.4 version of java, since they are
both optional extensions. I do agree that finding an alternate version of this
would be better, so if I do, I'll let you know. This is just what I found since
I need it for a project and figured I might as well make an ebuild for it. If
you'd rather not add it to portage, that's fine, and I'll see if I can find
alternates for both this and jaf.
Comment 11 Karl Trygve Kalleberg (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-08-26 08:51:12 UTC
While we of course appreciate your effort on this, I've had nothing but bad
experience with packaging Sun-provided stuff. We're gonna keep the sun-jdk (of
course), but I don't want to cram in more Sun-stuff than necessary.

As you're the only one who's requested (and even provided a solution to!) this,
I don't think it's necessary for our 1.4 release at least, so I'll leave you to
finding alternatives.

Please reopen the bug when (if?) you figure out some more.
Comment 12 Thomas Matthijs (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-10-25 14:45:29 UTC
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