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Bug 421223 - dev-java/gnu-classpath should make installing /usr/gnu-classpath-*/bin scripts optional
Summary: dev-java/gnu-classpath should make installing /usr/gnu-classpath-*/bin script...
Status: UNCONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Java (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Java team
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Reported: 2012-06-15 11:04 UTC by Maxim Kammerer
Modified: 2012-06-15 11:06 UTC (History)
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Description Maxim Kammerer 2012-06-15 11:04:32 UTC
The only reason that gnu-classpath RDEPENDs on virtual/jre is the scripts in /usr/gnu-classpath-0.98/bin. I suspect that these scripts are rarely necessary -- e.g., jamvm supplies its own scripts in /usr/lib/jamvm/bin.

I suggest separating installation of /usr/gnu-classpath-*/bin into a USE flag, say USE=tools.

Implementing this enhancement will also avoid circular dependency on virtual/jre when, e.g., installing jamvm (see bug #421095 and bug #382421).