[Bug 1368094] Re: Please backport openjdk-8 from Xenial to Trusty

stevenschlansker stevenschlansker at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 22:33:57 UTC 2017

A broken update was pushed to openjdk-r which is currently breaking all
(or at least a fair number of) Trusty Java 8 installs.


The bug was closed as invalid, "not eligible for LTS" which yet again
highlights the lack of a proper Java 8 in Trusty.

It is super unhelpful for the Long Term Support release to
1) allow its version of Java to hit EOL with no upgrade path
2) "oh, it's fine, just install it from the openjdk-r repo!"
3) ...and then refuse to support even the most basic functionality (i.e. "it installs"

What's even the point of the LTS designation if it doesn't support
running the only supported version of one of the most popular languages
on the planet?

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