clojure wrapper script in debian package seems fallen behind
rlb at defaultvalue.org
Sun Sep 29 16:33:50 BST 2019
Elana Hashman <ehashman at debian.org> writes:
> Yup, this is a known issue: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=902763
> For a little history, the clojure script in Debian predates the upstream
> clojure CLI tools by at least 5 years. I did not have time to package
> and switch over to the new entrypoint script for the buster release, nor
> did other folks have a chance to pick that up on the Clojure team.
This might be the plan (and I might have already mentioned it somewhere
-- can't recall), but assuming clj's interface isn't the same as ours,
then I'd be tempted to keep the existing /usr/bin/clojure (assuming it
doesn't conflict with anything new upstream) when we add /usr/bin/clj
(and for us, maybe also clj-X.Y if there's still a need).
That way existing code (particularly version insensitive code) may
continue to work. I have any number of things that would break and have
to be reworked if/when the existing script vanishes or changes behavior.
Then presumably, we might drop the script after a major version or two
if we think we want to.
rlb @defaultvalue.org and @debian.org
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