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Bug 831341

Summary: java-utils-2.eclass: ensure dev-java/java-dep-check is pulled
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Pacho Ramos <pacho>
Component: EclassesAssignee: Java team <java>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: gentoo
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
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Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 892097, 298955    
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Attachments: build log

Description Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2022-01-17 08:49:58 UTC
I was wondering why I was getting this log message in all my systems upon updating of pdftk package:
Install dev-java/java-dep-check for dependency checking

I then saw it comes from java-utils-2_pkg_preinst in java-utils-2.eclass and I wondered why I need to manually emerge that package instead of getting it automatically pulled as BDEPEND as it seems to be needed 

Thanks
Comment 1 Yuan Liao (Leo3418) 2022-01-18 07:47:53 UTC
dev-java/java-dep-check inherits java-pkg-2.eclass, making it an indirect descendant of java-utils-2.eclass.  If we put BDEPEND="dev-java/java-dep-check" into java-utils-2.eclass, it would effectively be added into dev-java/java-dep-check too, creating a package that unconditionally depends on itself.  Therefore, this is not feasible.

Anyway, the dependency check is just an optional check enabled by setting the JAVA_PKG_STRICT variable.  Setting or unsetting JAVA_PKG_STRICT does not make any difference in terms of functionality and correctness of the build artifacts.
Comment 2 Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-01-18 10:04:05 UTC
(We could actually add an exemption for that package.)
Comment 3 Volkmar W. Pogatzki 2023-01-16 18:53:47 UTC
Found on https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Java_Developer_Guide#Variables

JAVA_PKG_STRICT=true
    Set this variable in make.conf to enable use of dev-java/java-dep-check.
Comment 4 Volkmar W. Pogatzki 2023-01-16 18:59:33 UTC
Created attachment 848691 [details]
build log

The output indeed looks somewhat strange
Comment 5 Volkmar W. Pogatzki 2024-02-27 09:56:21 UTC
There is a similar function in java-ant-2.eclass using
JAVA_ANT_E_DEPEND and JAVA_ANT_DISABLE_ANT_CORE_DEP
for adding dev-java/ant to DEPEND.

But before forcing java-dep-check into DEPEND the open bugs should be fixed.