make-jpkg - build Debian packages from Java(TM) 2 binary distributions
make-jpkg [OPTION]... [FILE]
make-jpkg creates a Debian package from a Java(TM) 2 distribution. This
program works currently with the following Java(TM) 2 REs and SDKs:
Sun Microsystems(TM) 1.4 and 1.5 Standard Edition
IBM(TM) 1.3, 1.4, and 5.0 Standard Edition
Blackdown Java-Linux 1.3 and 1.4 Standard Edition
The following options are recognized:
full name used in the maintainer field of the package
email address used in the maintainer field of the package
create a .changes file
add debian revision
--help display help text and exit
output version information and exit
Download a supported Java(TM) 2 RE or SDK self-extracting archive from
http://java.sun.com/j2se/ or http://www.blackdown.org/java-linux/java-
linux-.html or http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk/linux140/
and execute make-jpkg file with the downloaded file. The program asks
the user for additional information and creates a Debian binary package
in the current directory.
The program requires about 200 MB free disk space in a temporary
directory. The temporary directory defaults to /tmp but you can specify
an alternate directory by setting the environment variable TMPDIR.
TMPDIR base directory used for temporary files (defaults to /tmp)
full name used in the maintainer field of the package; if none
is supplied then the default of "Debian Java Maintainers" is
email address used in the maintainer field of the package; if
none is supplied the default of "pkg-java-
firstname.lastname@example.org" is used.
This manual page was written by Hubert Schmid <email@example.com>.
It is now maintained by the Debian Java Maintainers <pkg-java-
November 04, 2005