jh_manifest - Adds or/and modifies manifests for jars
jh_manifest [debhelperoptions] [options] jar1 ... jarN jh_manifest
Javahelper tool to add or update manifests in a jar file. It can be
used in two modes. If passed jar files, it will only process these jar
files. Otherwise it will update all jar files in the packages it acts
When processing a package, the debhelper(7) exclude option will make
jh_manifest ignore matching jar files.
debian/package.manifest (or debian/manifest)
This file consist of a list of jar files and values to add to their
manifests. Values in this file will take precedence over values in
the original manifest (and command line arguments over values in
It is allowed to list a link in this file instead of an actual jar
file, provided that the link can be resolved when jh_manifest
If a jar file is listed here cannot be found, jh_manifest will
print a warning, unless the jar file has been excluded.
As of javahelper >= 0.32, you may add comments in this file. If the
line starts with a "#" it is completely ignored.
This file is ignored if jh_manifest is passed jar files via command
-c classpath, --classpath=classpath
Sets the Class-Path attribute of all processed jar files to
If not passed, then the CLASSPATH environment variable will be used
in the given jar file do not have a Class-Path attribute.
-m class, --main=class
Sets the Main-Class attribute to class in all processed jar files.
-o options, --javaopts=options
Sets the Debian-Java-Parameters to options in all processed jar
files. This attribute is used by jarwrapper to start java with
extra options (e.g. to make more memory available).
-j /path/to/java/home, --java-home=/path/to/java/home
Sets the Debian-Java-Home attribute to /path/to/java/home in all
processed jars. This attribute is used by jarwrapper to determine
which JVM to use.
An example debian/manifest file:
# use the symlink so we do not have to update with the next upstream release.
Class-Path: dep1.jar dep2.jar
This program is a part of javahelper and uses debhelper as backend.
There are also tutorials in /usr/share/doc/javahelper.
Niels Thykier <email@example.com>
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE
Copyright 2010 by Niels Thykier
This tool is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of GNU GPL 2.