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.TH MAKE-JPKG 1 "January 22, 2012"
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.SH NAME
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make-jpkg \- builds Debian packages from Java binary distributions
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.SH SYNOPSIS
.B make-jpkg
[\fIOPTION\fR]... [\fIFILE\fR]
.SH DESCRIPTION
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.PP
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\fBmake-jpkg\fP builds a Debian package from the given Java
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distribution FILE.
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.PP
Supported java binary distributions currently include:
  * Oracle (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads) :
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    - The Java Development Kit (JDK), version 6, 7 and 8
    - The Java Runtime Environment (JRE), version 6, 7 and 8
    - The Java API Javadoc, version 6, 7 and 8
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  (Choose tar.gz archives or self-extracting archives, do _not_ choose the RPM!)
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.PP
The following options are recognized:
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.B --full-name \fINAME\fR
full name used in the maintainer field of the package
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.B --email \fIEMAIL\fR
email address used in the maintainer field of the package
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.B --changes
create a .changes file
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.B --revision
add debian revision
.TP
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.B --source
build a source package instead of a binary deb package
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.B --help
display help text and exit
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.B --version
output version information and exit
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Download a supported JRE, JDK, API tar.gz or self-extracting archive from
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.B http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads
and execute
.B make-jpkg
.I file
with the downloaded file. The program asks the user for additional
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information and builds a Debian binary package in the current
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directory.
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The program requires about 200 MB free disk space in a temporary
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directory. The temporary directory defaults to
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.I /tmp
but you can specify an alternate directory by setting the environment
variable \fITMPDIR\fR.
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.SH EXAMPLE
To install Oracle(TM) 7 Standard Edition JDK, download a release - 64 bits version of update 2 from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk-7u2-download-1377129.html in this example - and invoke make-jpkg:
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make-jpkg <path_to_download_directory>/jdk-7u2-linux-x64.tar.gz
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This generate a Debian package in the current directory, that can be installed using dpkg:
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dpkg \-i oracle-java7-jdk_7u2_amd64.deb
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When you're done, you can delete initial download as well as generated package:
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rm <path_to_download_directory>/jdk-7u2-linux-x64.tar.gz oracle-java7-jdk_7u2_amd64.deb
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.PP
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.SH ENVIRONMENT
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.SM TMPDIR
base directory used for temporary files (defaults to /tmp)
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.SM J2SE_PACKAGE_FULL_NAME
full name used in the maintainer field of the package; if none is supplied
then the default of "Debian Java Maintainers" is used.
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.SM J2SE_PACKAGE_EMAIL
email address used in the maintainer field of the package; if none is supplied
the default of "pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org" is used.
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.SH SEE ALSO
.BR update-java-alternatives(1)
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.SH AUTHOR
This manual page was written by Hubert Schmid <j2se-package@z42.de>.

It is now maintained by the Debian Java Maintainers <pkg-java-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org>.