Bug#458001: groovy should depend on a Java6 runtime environment

Christian Hammers ch at debian.org
Thu Dec 27 20:32:31 UTC 2007

Package: groovy
Version: 1.5.0-1
Severity: wishlist


Groovy now needs Java6 and else just prints "invalid jar file format".
Isn't it possible to depend on a virtual package like "java-virtual-machine-6"
instead of "java-virtual-machine" to remind the user that java5 is
no longer state of the art? Sadly Debian seems not to have an automated
upgrade to the Java6 packages.



-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.23-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE at euro)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages groovy depends on:
ii  junit4            4.3.1-2                JUnit regression test framework fo
ii  libasm2-java      2.2.3-1                Java bytecode manipulation framewo
ii  libbsf-java       1:2.3.0+cvs20050308a-2 Bean Scripting Framework to suppor
ii  libclassworlds-ja 1.1-final-1            framework for container developers
ii  libcommons-cli-ja 1.0-11                 API for working with the command l
ii  libcommons-collec 3.1a-3.1               A set of abstract data type interf
ii  libcommons-loggin 1.1-1                  commmon wrapper interface for seve
ii  libjline-java     0.9.93-1               Java library for handling console 
ii  libmockobjects-ja 0.09-2                 Framework for developing and using
ii  libmx4j-java      3.0.1-3                An open source implementation of t
ii  libregexp-java    1.4-4                  regular expression library for Jav
ii  libservlet2.4-jav 5.0.30-6               Servlet 2.4 and JSP 2.0 Java class
ii  libxpp3-java            XML pull parser library for java
ii  libxstream-java   1.2.2-1                Java library to serialize objects 
ii  sun-java5-jre [ja 1.5.0-13-1             Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (

groovy recommends no packages.

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