[Deploying Sakai] [Building Sakai] Be careful: Ubuntu's Sun JDK packages going away soon
adam.marshall at oucs.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 19 08:47:51 PST 2011
We're keen to move to OpenJDK but don't want to do this in the absence of central QA using this platform. This will get around all the problems that you list.
Can anybody say when we will move to this platform?
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> > From: sakai-dev-bounces at collab.sakaiproject.org [mailto:sakai-dev-
> > bounces at collab.sakaiproject.org] On Behalf Of Adams, David
> > Sent: 17 December 2011 20:54
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> > Subject: [Building Sakai] Be careful: Ubuntu's Sun JDK packages going away
> > soon
> > I didn't realize this was coming so I wanted to make sure everyone here
> > aware:
> > Due to some licensing changes from Oracle, open OS distributors are no
> > longer allowed to distribute the JDK. Canonical has announced  that it
> > soon be removing the Sun JDK packages from its partner repository. But
> > only will the packages no longer be available for new installation, but if you
> > have the Sun JDK packages already installed and run an apt-get update,
> > WILL BE REMOVED from your system. To continue using the Sun JDK, you
> > have to download and install it manually.
> > I'm not sure how this will affect Debian or other open Linux distributions,
> > I assume at the very least that no new updates will be coming for JDK 6. In
> > any case, it may be wise to install and update Java yourself if you don't
> > already do so (it's pretty easy to do).
> >  https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-
> > December/001528.html
> > David Adams
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