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Bug 32081 - [2004-05-15] Distribute platform as RPM(s)
Summary: [2004-05-15] Distribute platform as RPM(s)
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: -- Other -- (show other bugs)
Version: 3.x
Hardware: PC Linux
: P1 blocker (vote)
Assignee: issues@platform
Keywords: ARCH
Depends on: 33569 36761 45175 45177
Blocks: 36757
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Reported: 2003-03-18 13:02 UTC by Jaroslav Tulach
Modified: 2008-12-23 14:32 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Jaroslav Tulach 2003-03-18 13:02:05 UTC
As a result of Arch review of NetBeans it has been
desided that a platform specific packaging of
NetBeans Platform is needed. That is why we need
to produce at least RPMs and Solaris packages.

The open question is whether whole platform should
be in one or more packages. The latest thinking is
likely that in more. core+openide in one and other
modules in separate packages.

Michal, I know that you plan some work on the
"consolidation" build system and this seems very
connected. If you thought that you are the one who
should implement this, please reassign to
yourself. If you have some own issues you that has
to be done, please link them with this issue.

> q: where will the solaris package be exactly
> a: not specified yet
> q: probably /opt/netbeans or something like this
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2003-03-18 13:33:44 UTC
I doubt Michal has to consider anything in particular for this - RPMs
can be built directly from NBMs.
Comment 2 _ proxity 2003-08-19 16:12:01 UTC
I vote for RPMs, too. It's the best distribution possibility for
Linux. Just work together with guys at They couldn't
keep up with your pace in changing things, but there SPEC files should
be a good start for you.

AFAIK rpm ist available for Solaris, too.
Multiple RPMs seem to me the best solution, too.

Generate a relocatable RPM and everybody can change the installation
path /opt/netbeans to what he wants.
Even better use the standard solution which installs binaries in
/usr/bin and cpuarch-independent stuff like java code, sources, docs,
HTML in /usr/share.

You don't need the installer if you use RPM. So the installer guys
could work on the RPM. They should know where to place which files and
so on.
Comment 3 Jesse Glick 2003-08-19 20:35:22 UTC
Boris (adding you as a CC, otherwise you would never see responses to
comments you write): there is already a detailed proposal for creating
RPM and SysV-Pkg packages for NB. We just forgot to attach the link to
this report.
Comment 4 _ proxity 2004-04-15 13:49:51 UTC
Hmm. This is a P1 feature for 3.6. But my download came again as an
installer program. Any news about the RPM?

Comment 5 Jaroslav Tulach 2004-04-15 14:58:38 UTC
It somehow works for 3.6 on a branch. But I promise to make it work
for promo-D.
Comment 6 _ ttran 2004-04-21 14:49:43 UTC
I don't think this should be task for Yarda's.  Installation team
should  do it.  Still keeping core-promod keyword to have this issue
on my radar
Comment 7 _ ttran 2004-06-07 08:48:08 UTC
mzlamal did the rpm packaging for JDS.  Done
Comment 8 _ proxity 2004-06-07 10:46:23 UTC
Can you add it to the official Download Webpage?
Comment 9 Quality Engineering 2008-12-23 14:32:10 UTC
This issue had *1 votes* before move to platform component