So, I’m applying a one line patch to a Java package, and oh yes, it needs maven. Hooray!
$ apt-cache depends --recurse maven | grep Depends | grep -v '<' | egrep lib.*java | sort | uniq | wc -l 203 [... start build and watch maven download another pile ...] $ find ~/.m2 -name *pom | wc -l 851
I find it hard to believe that there are that many useful libraries in the world.