Java packages in Partner archive to be removed on 2012-02-16

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jan 17 16:56:29 UTC 2012


The Canonical partner archive currently contains Oracle's Sun Java JDK
packages (sun-java6) for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.04.

As of August 24th 2011, we no longer have permission to redistribute new
Java packages as Oracle has retired the “Operating System Distributor
License for Java” [1][2].

In accordance with our previous announcement [3][4], we will be removing
the Sun JDK packages from the partner archive on February 16th 2012.
In order to prevent unexpected failures, we will not be pushing out empty
packages before removing them from the archive.

The Sun JDK packages will remain installed on current systems with no
further security updates. On new systems, it will no longer be possible to
install the packages from the partner archive. Sun Java 6 Users are
encouraged to migrate to an alternative solution as specified in the
wiki [3].

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your
understanding.

[1] - http://jdk-distros.java.net/
[2] - http://robilad.livejournal.com/90792.html
[3] - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes/Java6Transition
[4] - https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2011-December/001528.html
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