Bug#741885: libmsv-java: msv-rngconverter.jar not runnable due to missing 'Main-Class' in MANIFEST.MF

Alan D. Salewski asalewski at rdc.com
Sun Mar 16 22:32:07 UTC 2014

Package: libmsv-java
Version: 2009.1+dfsg1-4
Severity: normal
Tags: patch

Dear Maintainer,

The file:


is intended to be a "runnable JAR" (it has a 'main' method), but as
distributed in the 'libmsv-java' 2009.1+dfsg1-3 and 2009.1+dfsg1-4 Debian
packages, the file cannot be run due to the 'Main-Class' attribute missing
from the MANIFEST.MF file within the JAR.

Here's the output that is produced when invoked with no additional arguments:

    $ java -jar /usr/share/java/msv-rngconverter.jar
    Failed to load Main-Class manifest attribute from

Please consider applying the attached patch, which modifies the
'rngconverter/pom.xml' file to cause it to add the missing information.

When invoked with the patched version, the output is as follows:

    $ java -jar /usr/share/java/msv-rngconverter.jar
    Usage: RELAXNGConverter <schema filename/URL>

    converts a schema written in various schema language to
    the equivalent schema written in RELAX NG.

Thanks for considering the patch, and thanks for your work on Debian,

*** debian/patches/0003-rngconverter-pom-add-mainclass.patch
Description: Add 'Main-Class' to rngconverter JAR file manifest
 The maven-jar-plugin configuration in rngconverter/pom.xml had the intention
 of creating a runnable JAR file, but was not working due to an incorrect
 organization of the XML elements. In particular:
   + the '<manifest>' elt needed to be within the '<archive>' elt
   + the '<addClasspath>' elt needed to be within the '<manifest>' elt.
Author: Alan D. Salewski <salewski at att.net>
Forwarded: no
Last-Update: 2014-03-16
--- msv-2009.1+dfsg1.orig/rngconverter/pom.xml
+++ msv-2009.1+dfsg1/rngconverter/pom.xml
+	    <manifest>
+	      <addClasspath>true</addClasspath>
+	      <mainClass>com.sun.msv.writer.relaxng.Driver</mainClass>
+	    </manifest>
-	  <manifest>
-	    <mainClass>com.sun.msv.writer.relaxng.Driver</mainClass>
-	  </manifest>
-	  <addClasspath>true</addClasspath>

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (800, 'testing'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable'), (80, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libmsv-java depends on:
ii  ant                       1.8.2-4
ii  libisorelax-java          20041111-6
ii  librelaxng-datatype-java  1.0+ds1-1
ii  libxerces2-java           2.11.0-6

libmsv-java recommends no packages.

libmsv-java suggests no packages.
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