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Some Dependency for my package is not in Debian

Are you sure it isn't? Torsten Werner has a script to create a list of all JAR files in all Debian packages with all classes. The file is available at:

Now if the JAR file indeed doesn't seem to be packaged yet there are different options:

  • Check, whether somebody already filled an ITP or RFP bug for this package.
  • Best Solution, if you've time: Fill ITPs for the packages providing this jars and package them.
  • Sometimes there are alternative implementations for specific APIs that can be used instead. But handle with care! Java may not be as compatible as it wants to be.
  • Maybe the missing JAR is not essential for your package and you can just disable some functionality and build your package without the JAR file.
  • Go, cry and beat every Java Developer you can find!