java-package - Utility for creating Java Debian packages

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Backports Contrib amd64
Package name java-package
Package version 0.53~bpo70+1
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Installed size 86 B
Download size 19.31 KB
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This package provides the capability to build a Debian package from
a Java binary distribution by running make-jpkg <java binary archive file>.
(with archive files downloaded from providers listed below)
Supported java binary distributions currently include:
* Oracle ( :
- 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
(Choose tar.gz archives or self-extracting archives, do _not_ choose the RPM!)
Please note that Debian recommends the use of openjdk-7-jdk/openjdk-7-jre.
java-package will install non-free packages.


Package Version Architecture Repository
java-package_0.53~bpo70+1_all.deb 0.53~bpo70+1 all Debian Backports Contrib
java-package_0.50+nmu2_all.deb 0.50+nmu2 all Debian Contrib
java-package_0.50+nmu2_all.deb 0.50+nmu2 all Debian Contrib
java-package - - -


Name Value
debhelper -
fakeroot -
libasound2 -
libx11-6 -
unzip -


Type URL
Binary Package java-package_0.53~bpo70+1_all.deb
Source Package java-package

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb wheezy-backports contrib
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install java-package deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install java-package




2013-10-22 - Adnan Hodzic <>
java-package (0.53~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=low
* Rebuild for wheezy-backports
2013-09-10 - Emmanuel Bourg <>
java-package (0.53) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
* Added support for early access releases (Closes: #721136)
* Added support for GA and FCS releases
* Excluded the fxavcodecplugin libraries used by JavaFX from the dependency
calculation performed by dh_shlibdeps to avoid errors (Closes: #687075)
* Updated the package description and debian/README.Debian:
- no longer recommend openjdk-6
- mention the compatibility with Java 8
* Removed 'Replaces: ${j2se_package}debian' from the generated control file
* Adjusted the disk space required to unpack the Java 8 documentation
* Updated the manpages for Java 8
* Updated debhelper level to 7
* debian/rules: Use dh_prep instead of dh_clean -k
* Removed the recommended dependency on libstdc++5 from the generated
control file (used by the now unsupported IBM JDK 5)
* Removed the recommended dependency on libgtk1.2 from the generated
control file (removed from Squeeze)
* Removed the recommended dependency on libx11-6 and libasound2 from
the generated control file (these dependencies are already injected
by dh_shlibdeps)
* Removed the references to "Java 2" from the description of the generated
JRE package
* Changed the short description of the generate packages to match
the official name
2013-06-05 - Sylvestre Ledru <>
java-package (0.52) unstable; urgency=low
[ Sylvestre Ledru ]
* Team upload
* Upload to unstable
* Ack the NMU of David Prévot (thanks!)
* Standards-Version updated to version 3.9.4
* Remove obsolete variable from the changelog
* Add support of ARM upstream binary by James Page and Matthias Vill.
Thanks guys! (Closes: #687375)
* Change the installation path from
/usr/lib/jvm/jdk-6.38-oracle-x64 or /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-7.10-oracle-x64
/usr/lib/jvm/jdk-6-oracle-x64 and /usr/lib/jvm/jdk-7-oracle-x64
Thanks to Constantin Makshin for the patch (Closes: #696227)
[ Cédric Pineau ]
* Fix lintian errors and warnings
[ Gabriele Giacone ]
* Add {mozilla,firefox} for update-java-alternatives.
* Fix plugin directories. Closes: #686216
[ Emmanuel Bourg ]
* Switched to the 3.0 (native) package format
* debian/control: Use canonical URLs for the Vcs-* fields
* debian/copyright: Switched to the Machine-readable format 1.0
* Updated the manpages to reflect the latest naming changes
* Removed the unused provided dependencies (j2sdk<version>, j2re<version>)
* Provide the java<version-1>-runtime and java<version-2>-runtime dependencies
(Closes: #691063)
* Provide the java<version>-sdk dependencies to match the openjdk package
* Use the upstream versioning scheme (i.e 7u13 instead of 7.13)
to match the convention used by the new openjdk packages
* Renamed the script files (j2sdk->jdk, j2re->jre, j2se->javase)
2012-08-18 - Cédric Pineau <>
java-package (0.51~exp1) experimental; urgency=low
* Add alternative Closes: #673670 and LP: #1024368
* Add java5 and 6-{runtime|sdk|...} to the provides line in generated packages Closes: #684993 and LP: #995655
* Drop installation debconf note Closes: #685082
* Correct handling of amd64 in oracle-jdk6.1->4 and improve error message when used with unknown archives
* Add support for earlier oracle-jdk6 version
[Emmanuel Bourg]
* Improved detection of the JRE/JDK version (supports 2 digits Java 7 updates) Closes: #597294
* Brand and naming cleanup
* Documentation directory changed to be /usr/share/doc/oracle-javaV-doc (for oracle)
[Joerg Schirottke]
* Add alternative
2013-01-15 - David Prévot <>
java-package (0.50+nmu2) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Allow two digits in Java 7 updates. Closes: #597294, #698108

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