Going back to IcedTea, openjdk8 is obsolete

Tomasz Pala gotar at polanet.pl
Mon Jun 5 00:46:57 CEST 2017

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:51:55 +0200, Jacek Konieczny wrote:

> I gave it a try and managed to build PLD packages with it. Those seem to 
> work on x32 properly and have no limit on crypto keys length. Much 
> better than the openjdk8-* packages.
> I suggest that openjdk8 packages should be obsoleted and icedtea8 should 
> be used as our JDK from now on, unless someone finds some problems with it.
> And a reminder: Oracle Java has really evil license, which does not 
> allow us to redistribute it with the distribution. OpenJDK/IcedTea is 
> the only way for us.

objdump -x /usr/lib64/libgdal.so | grep RPATH
  RPATH                /usr/lib64/jvm/java........../jre/lib/amd64/server
libjvm.so resides in:  /usr/lib64/jvm/icedtea8-3.4.0/jre/lib/amd64/server/libjvm.so

/usr/lib64/jvm/java -> icedtea8-3.4.0 symlink is provided by icedtea8-jdk
- this package contains symlinks and manuals only, BUT also:

Requires:       icedtea8-jar = 3.4.0-1, icedtea8-jdk-base = 3.4.0-1
		one symlink and 2 mans, ...20 MB of unnecessary stuff

I'm not a JAVA guy, however this seems to be swapped: icedtea8-jdk and
icedtea8-jdk-base. I need the directory symlink mentioned only (to be
suggested by gdal).

Tomasz Pala <gotar at pld-linux.org>

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