On 2011-08-05 13:40, Niels Thykier wrote:
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> I have managed to successfully compile eclipse 3.7 using part of the
> debian packaging I just pushed to the git repository. There are at
> least six issues atm.
Time for an update, I guess. The attentive reader will have noticed
eclipse 3.7 (3.7~exp-1) got upload to experimental. Obviously this
> First off, my build did not use any of the patches in d/patches.
> Hopefully it means most of them are redundant, but more likely it means
> something will break.
> Note: Some of these patches may require
> eclipse-build-generatedScripts.tar.bz2 to be updated. If the build
> fails horribly after applying a refreshed patch due to "missing classes"
> or "cannot find package", you probably hit one of those cases.
this is fixed.
> Secondly, upstream commented out a couple of architecture support
> patches in the upstream build.xml. As I recall the argument was they
> did not apply cleanly, so they need to be refreshed as well.
this is has not been b0rked since it was fixed. :P
> Third, the "eclipse-build-generatedScripts.tar.bz2" in the upstream
> git does not work for us. I have deviced a functional version for
> Debian at .
this is out-dated; use the one from the package (also in git).
> Four, there are some zip/pre-compiled crap in the upstream sources we
> need to get removed. Most of it will probably be fixed with refreshing
> the Debian patches and just removing the left overs, but we need to
> double check this.
as far as I can tell, this has been fixed. But if something sneaked
past me, let me know.
> Five, we need some upstream tarballs (my builds were done with -b).
> But we generally need to deal with item four first.
this has been fixed.
> Six, the upstream branch (merged into master as well) is some older
> version of eclipse (I think 3.6.2, but I could be wrong). This is
> trivially fixable once we got some clean tarballs from item five.
the upstream and master branches on the git has been updated to 3.7.
Okay, end of updates. Time for the second round of things that needs to
be checked/fixed. These items stalls uploading 3.7 to sid.
* Test the binaries - so far I only know it builds on amd64. It
*probably* works, but feel free to take it for a spin.
* Check that other eclipse packages still build. Particularly, check
the "pdebuild" script in eclipse-pde was generated correctly.
- feel free to file bugs accordingly.
- eclipse-cdt will probably need a new upstream version.
* Check up on some of the lintian warnings. There was at least one
warning about a symlink being absolute. I could not figure out why
dh_link did not fix it.
* All the other issues I forgot about. Yes, I expect you to know what
I forgot! :P
> If you would like to help with any of those, feel free to claim a task
> and work on it. Alternatively, there are some upstream bugs that we
> could really benefit from, if they were fixed (see  for more info).
> Getting some working sources:
$ git clone git://git.debian.org/git/pkg-java/eclipse.git
$ # wget tarballs from $local_mirror when they arrive
> Help is much appreciated and questions are welcome, happy hacking.
Particularly that still holds!
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