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Re: Java required for packaging

From: Rik
Subject: Re: Java required for packaging
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 11:02:42 -0800

On 11/03/2013 06:05 AM, c. wrote:
> On 3 Nov 2013, at 07:41, Rik <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 11/2/13
>> At least on a Linux system the build system can successfully create release
>> candidates.  There is still a problem with some of the images in the manual
>> that have legends.  But, I think it would not hurt to start trying to build
>> a release candidate through MXE-Octave; This is bound to expose more issues.
>> Cheers,
>> Rik
> (cd scripts && make  top_distdir=../octave-3.7.7+ 
> distdir=../octave-3.7.7+/scripts \
>      am__remove_distdir=: am__skip_length_check=: am__skip_mode_fix=: distdir)
> make  \
>         top_distdir="../octave-3.7.7+" distdir="../octave-3.7.7+/scripts" \
>         dist-hook
> Packaging distribution requires Java.
> why is it required?


We ship compiled Java bytecode, and that requires a Java compiler on the
build system.  The end system may or may not have Java, but the build
system needs to create everything in case the target does have Java.


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