[Slackbuilds-users] Updates - 20170225.1

B Watson yalhcru at gmail.com
Sat Feb 25 08:12:28 UTC 2017

On 2/24/17, Christoph Willing <chris.willing at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Over time, I've had many suggestions and reminders that LibreOffice will
> build successfully without the jdk package. I prefer a build with as
> full functionality as is made possible upstream, so I prefer that it
> remain as a requirement. Java haters are welcome to add --without-java
> or --with-java=no to their local versions - which reminds me I could add
> a JAVA=no option to the SlackBuild at the next version update.

Will it work with openjdk rather than Oracle's jdk?

That's probably a question that should be asked about any of the builds
mentioned in this thread.

If the answer is "it requires a JDK, and will work with either jdk or
openjdk", what's the best way to handle that? List jdk in REQUIRES,
and say "you can use openjdk instead of jdk" in the README? Or, list
neither in REQUIRES, and in the README say "you need one of either jdk
or openjdk"?

Or, maybe openjdk should be listed in REQUIRES, as it's easier to deal
with (doesn't require jumping through hoops to download like jdk does)?
In which case the README would say "you can use jdk instead of openjdk"?

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