F22 System Wide Change: Legacy implementations of the Java platform in Fedora

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at in.waw.pl
Wed Feb 25 00:12:31 UTC 2015

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 12:41:45PM -0500, Miloslav Trmač wrote:
> Hello,
> > "java" would be the preferred JRE in Fedora. The package would have no
> > content, but it would have Requires on preferred Fedora JRE, currently
> > java-1.8.0-openjdk. This could be easily changed as default JRE changes.
> > The same is for other binary subpackages of "java", respectively.
> > 
> > All system packages would require subpackages of "java" as they do now
> > (unless there is good reason not to). Users that install "java" would
> > get latest JRE, which would be updated to new major versions as they
> > become default. Older JDKs would not be removed during update (unless
> > there is no maintainer and they are obsoleted as currently),
> AFAIK nothing obsoletes a package just because it is orphaned…
> > but users
> > could remove them with "yum autoremove", unless something requires older
> > JDK or they installed it explicitly.
> … but most won’t run (yum autoremove).  In effect, the vast majority of users upgrading from a previous Fedora version would end up with two JDKs installed, one of them an old, unmaintained RPM.

dnf has autoremove on by default.


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