This looks more like bad packaging than either bad environment or code.
On Sun, Jun 12, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
> retitle 626020 zookeeper: incorrect dependency information
> On Sun, 12 Jun 2011, Ted Dunning wrote:
>> I just looked at this bug and it looks like a configuration error in
>> the environment rather than a bug in Zookeeper per se.
>> In particular, Java >= 1.6 is an explicit requirement of the Zookeeper
>> package while the error being emitted is highly characteristic of an
>> attempt to compile 1.6 compatible code on a java 1.5 compiler.
> The Debian package declares:
> Depends: libzookeeper-java (= 3.3.1+dfsg1-2), default-jre-headless | java6-runtime-headless, adduser
> which looks like it would allow the package to be installed on java-5
> environments at first glance. *That would be a grave bug by itself.
> It also declares:
> Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7.4.11), javahelper (>= 0.28), default-jdk (>=
> 1.6), ant (>= 1.6.0), liblog4j1.2-java (>> 1.2.15-8), junit4,
> libxerces2-java, libjline-java, libnetty-java, javacc, default-jdk-doc,
> python-all-dev, python-support, libboost-dev, libxml2-dev, liblog4cxx10-dev,
> autoconf, help2man, libtool, automake, libcppunit-dev
> Which is ALSO broken, due to the use of epochs in the default-jdk
> versioning. *It would have to declare a build-dependency on "default-jdk (>=
> As it stands, it allows the package to be built under java-5, which appears
> to be the reason for the FBTFS report from MIPS.
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