ports that contain JAR file

Abdulrahman Alshammari a.turqi at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 22 19:43:54 PDT 2016

Originally, after unzip the file, the user write java -jar file.jar in terminal to install the software, then the user can use it. I think the first choice fit very well. What do you think?


Note: It might appear my name as "Ziad Ali" instaed of "Abdulrahman Alshammari". 
This is an issue that I am trying to fix.

> On Apr 22, 2016, at 10:36 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Apr 22, 2016, at 3:46 PM, Abdulrahman Alshammari wrote:
>> The original installation of the software that I am trying to make a port for, is using the command line: 
>> Java -jar filename.jar 
>> Is there a port of software that used to use the same way of installation before the port build. In other words, I want to compare the portfile I have with similar portfiles so I can learn from them.
> Do you mean that you need to run "java -jar filename.jar" to build/install the software? If so, you could write something like:
> build {
>    system -C ${worksrcpath} "java -jar filename.jar"
> }
> Or did you mean that the user will run "java -jar filename.jar" to run the software after it is installed? An example of this kind of port is antlr3 but there are several others.

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