Bug#671273: Fwd: [warning] /usr/bin/fop: Unable to locate servlet-api in /usr/share/java

Mathieu Malaterre mathieu.malaterre at gmail.com
Wed May 2 20:51:49 UTC 2012

Package: fop
Severity: minor

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From: Onkar Shinde <>
Date: Wed, May 2, 2012 at 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [warning] /usr/bin/fop: Unable to locate servlet-api in
To: Mathieu Malaterre <>
Cc: Debian Java List <debian-java at lists.debian.org>

On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM, Mathieu Malaterre <malat at debian.org> wrote:
> Hi there,
>  I am getting this annoying warning again:
> [warning] /usr/bin/fop: Unable to locate servlet-api in /usr/share/java
>  I used to fix it by installing libservlet2.4-java, now that we have
> switch to libservlet2.5-java in fop it does not work anymore. In fact:
> $ grep servlet /usr/bin/fop
> find_jars batik-all commons-logging servlet-api xercesImpl xmlgraphics-commons
> However the package does not provide a version-less jar anymore:
> $ ls -al /usr/share/java/servlet-api*.jar
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 88360 Apr 14 18:02 /usr/share/java/servlet-api-2.5.jar
> Is this really an issue ? Who should I report this issue to ?

This seems to be a minor mistake left over during transition from
libservlet2.4-java to libservlet2.5-java.
In my opinion, 'servlet-api' should be removed from the launcher
script. This library is only required by the few servlets included in

Please feel free to file a minor bug in Debian BTS.

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