why was jar moved to jar-3? goog search suggest legacy of gcc-3 possibly?

Larry Hall (Cygwin) reply-to-list-only-lh@cygwin.com
Fri Aug 6 15:00:00 GMT 2010

On 8/6/2010 8:46 AM, mike marchywka wrote:
> I'm using this jar a lot for the "-@" option and didn't find it right
> away on new cygwin install but apparently it was just renamed. Is this
> obsolete?

It's part of the gcc-java package which is part of the GCC-3 version.
gcc has been versioned to allow side-by-side installs of V3 and V4.
Executables in each package have been appropriately renamed.  'alternatives'
can be used to set up the desired default so that the typical names can
be used transparently.  See '/bin/set-gcc-default-3.sh' and
'/etc/set-gcc-default-4.sh' for some insight on that front.  Java, however,
isn't currently packaged for GCC4 so these scripts don't alias any of its
executables.  So if you want 'jar' instead of just 'jar-3', you'll have
to set this up through alternatives yourself for now at least.

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A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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